I watched a robin gather material to construct her nest and decided to pick up some small curved twigs that were on the ground. I was working on this piece, and the twigs added the perfect texture to the acrylic painting. On the background is a layer of eggshell mosaic that continues around the sides of the gallery wrapped canvas. The back is wired to hang.

- Jennifer Ross

Nestmaking: Two Eggs

acrylic, eggshells and twigs on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

10" h x 10" w x 1.5" d
2 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.