After many years as a fashion illustrator and sportswear designer, Jeri turned her love of graphic design towards advertising for a while. Having time to devote herself to painting again - and falling in love with the pastel medium - has led to a new and interesting “next act” as full time painter and teacher.
Feeling that "pastels are an immediate tool to express feelings" and the the perfect way to both "make the ordinary extraordinary" and tell stories in her paintings, Jeri works to constantly get a deeper understanding of this wonderful medium. With her background in illustration, Jeri helps her students get a strong drawing foundation down behind their color work. Jeri loves painting still life, urban interiors, figures and fabrics, and the occasional landscape.
Jeri is an official Unison Colour Associate Artist. Recently relocated, Jeri teaches weekly classes at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington NC, and does demos and workshops around the country, as well as jurying pastel exhibits. She is represented by Water + Color Gallery, Art in Bloom Gallery and is a featured artist at Protocol in Wilmington, NC.