Jennifer Hunter studied classical painting at the prestigious American Academy of Art.
While a student at American Academy, Jennifer had a seascape accepted into the first
Arts for the Parks competition which was later shown at the Smithsonian. Her oil, “Acadian Coast” was
selected from among 2706 unsigned original paintings of National Parks for the show and was also
published in the first Arts for the Parks calender.
She was selected for the Arts for the Parks top 200 in a later year with a watercolor painting of
muleskinners in the Grand Canyon.
She loves western history and has crossed Nebraska by horse drawn covered wagon and
filmed a video documentary that aired on community access television about the experience.
She enjoys time with the three horses on her family’s farm.
Jennifer’s works are included in the collections of former President, Jimmy Carter,
Michael Martin Murphey and John Denver.
Jennifer was awarded a stay as “Artist in Residence” at Rocky Mountain National Park in 1996
and she juried the 2010 Program. The Estes Park newspaper, the “Trail Gazette” did a feature
story on Jennifer when she donated an historical painting of Rocky Mountain National
at the Park’s actual site of the dedication from 1915.
Her paintings have been featured in Western Horseman Magazine. Jennifer appeared with her paintings
on “Colorado & Company, a live talk show on Denver’s NBC affiliate, KUSA in September 2011 and with
on of Richard Schmid’s paintings to promote the Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction.
Her work has been accepted in many national shows including the 2011 Rockies West National,
Arts for the Parks (Award of Excellence 1987, top 200 1989), the Academic Artist’s Association
(1987, 1989, 1990 – award), Watercolor West, the Los Angeles Audubon Society and
Environmental Art Show, Pastel Society of the West Coast- award, Artists of the West,
and the Adirondack’s National Exhibition of American Watercolors and the Richard Schmid
Fine Art Auction. Jennifer is a signature member of the Western Colorado Watercolor Society WCWS and
a juried Associate member of Women artists of the west WAOW.
Jennifer was also juried into membership in the Academic Artist’s Association.
Jennifer had a solo show at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center illustrating the Colorado Plateau
region with images of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, wildlife and cowboys working cattle.
Her work has also been exhibited at the Phippen Museum of Western Art. In 2015, she was invited to the
inaugural Traveling the West Exhibition at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX.
While a student at American Academy, Jennifer studied under the legendary drawing instructor,
Bill Parks along with her well known classmates, Nancy Guzik, Rose Frantzen, Tim Allen Lawson, Dan Gerhartz,
Eric Weigart, and Scott Burdick. She also studied oil painting, and watercolor painting with Irving Shapiro.
Since art school, she has painted with Richard Schmid at the Palette & Chisel and taken watercolor workshops
with Nita Engle, Morris Shubin and Dong Kingman.