This study is a blend of realism into the abstraction of the reflected image. This combination of the figure and surrealism is invigorated by richly contrasting, yet balanced color and light.

The Life Thread speaks of that electric light energy at the crossing over from water to air, the central focus of this piece.

This painting is on a cradled wood panel with deep Prussian blue edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

- Jennifer Hannaford

Life Thread

Oil painting on wood

Signed on back

10" h x 10" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 5 oz.



Jennifer Hannaford
New York, New York

Getting to Know Jennifer

Jennifer Hannaford grew up finding calm and freedom in the waters of California. After studying forensic science in college, she created a series of mug shots using her fingerprints; these mug shots are what inspired her to try her hand as an artist (no jail time was served!). Jennifer’s art allows her to explore beautiful moments of the living experience that have been frozen in time on canvas. She balances a scientific approach to the human form with a beautiful sense of mystery and romanticism. Her underwater scenes come across as otherworldly, and her figures seem ethereal and almost mermaid-like.