I believe that working on this piece saved my sanity! Life has felt especially hectic lately, and I find the process of "eggshell-ing" to be very calming and almost meditative. I used white eggshells for the egg, painting on top of them to create the shading and speckles. I used brown eggshells for the background. This mixed media piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Jennifer Ross

Wild Bird Egg

acrylic, white and brown 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.