This painting is of the Steller Jay which is local to the Redwood Forests of California. This bird has the typical jay personality, which is both bold and noisy. This paintings of a the jay resting on a redwood branch is juxtaposed with a random geometric pattern of triangles, which both accents and calms the painting.  

- Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes

Cyanocitta Stellari

Oil painting on wood
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

18" h x 18" w x 1.75" d
2 lbs. 5 oz.



Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes
Boulder Creek, California

Getting to Know Jennifer

All of Jennifer’s paintings are representative of an encounter with a critter in natural settings. “Being out in nature is important to me, and I have gotten to see so many wild animals as a result,” she says. “Each time I have an interaction with a new creature, I then create a piece of artwork out of that experience.” Jennifer views animals as being essential companions to mankind. Humans are fascinated by animals; we engage with them, study them, and integrate them into culture. Though Jennifer began her career as an artist painting the human figure, her switch to animals felt only natural. She works from her home studio where she can see birds and squirrels darting in and out of the redwood trees outside.