Cathedral Ridge Winery and the Columbia Center for the Arts partner to present quarterly art shows at the winery. Each show features the artist’s representations of art inspired by the vineyard as well as other Gorge-themed pieces.
Bones, wood, feathers, rocks, dead birds and skulls.
Tiny pinecones, ravens, wolves, and little eggs tucked neatly in a nest.
These are just a few of the subjects that inspire the work of Jen Smith.
She grew up in the Rockies of Wyoming and Montana and draws inspiration from that heritage of living and being raised outdoors.
Through the act of exploration, she responds to the natural world in its ever-evolving state through the medium of charcoal, pastel pencil and watercolor. Her work although naturalistic is very modern and clean and showcases each subject with great detail and emotion.
Jen received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from Montana State University in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.
She enjoys her home art studio, which has a stunning view of the Columbia River Gorge in the tiny river town of Stevenson, Washington. Jen is considered to be an up and coming artist in the region.