This is a painting I've been wanting to paint since I first started painting. After I'd started the nest and egg series, I was making breakfast one morning and the eggs in the carton caught my eye and I thought it would make a great painting but the idea of trying to draw out the carton seemed way too daunting at the time. 10 years later, I was finally ready to do it.

- Jennifer Ross

Cage Free

Oil painting on stretched canvas


Signed on front and back

24" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
12 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.