I thought of the idea for this piece, a bird's nest on a horse, a while ago and didn't know how I would pull it off. My nest series is about security and my horses symbolize freedom. I'm finally getting a sense that I can have both!

This piece was made with acrylic and eggshells on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Jennifer Ross

To Ride a Horse Is to Fly without Wings

acrylic and eggshells on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

20" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
7 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.