I completed this small painting in preparation before doing a larger scale piece. Two eggs are nestled together in the center of the nest. A layer of eggshells is collaged on the canvas and then painted and shaded. The strands of the nest continue onto the sides of the gallery wrapped canvas and the back is wired to hang.

- Jennifer Ross

Study for Each Must Enter the Nest

Acrylic, eggshells on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

6" h x 6" w x 1.5" d
1 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.