The question "What would you do if you weren't afraid" kept coming up and I would laugh to myself and say "Well, I would ride." I rode horses a lot when I was younger and have been trying to get back into it. I'm scared of getting hurt but mostly I'm terrified of being completely consumed by my love of horses! This piece is about finding my way through my fears and that I will be OK. The horse and egg is created with collaged eggshells and the sides of the canvas are painted black.

- Jennifer Ross

I Would Ride (What Would I Do If I Wasn't Afraid?)

Acrylic paint, eggshells on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
15 lbs. 0 oz.



Jennifer Ross
St. Charles, Illinois

Getting to Know Jennifer

Jennifer Ross grew up surrounded by the art of her mother and grandfather. Her attempt to follow in their footsteps presented detours, however, and she ended up working in art galleries selling other's work. But her desire to paint continued to grow throughout the years. In 2008, a gift certificate to a local art store turned into an epiphany when she decided to try painting. Jennifer found inspiration in a collection of antique prints of birds' nests and eggs by the English artist, F.O. Morris, and began to create an avian series. These paintings serve as symbolic family portraits of what we all hold dear - our home and loved ones. Today, she is often commissioned to paint various colored eggs representing patrons' family members.