This painting was based on a plein air painted I did on location at Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The beach is a great place to people watch, and if you are an artist, to study the human figure. The smaller plein air painting was a slightly simpler, fresh and lively "in the moment" composition. Back home in the studio, I endeavored to retain that liveliness, while expanding on the scene and the figures within. 

- Jennifer Young


Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

20" h x 24" w x .75" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Jennifer Young
Ashland, Virginia

Getting to Know Jennifer

Jennifer’s early work focused mostly on the human figure, though she eventually gravitated toward landscape painting after studying the Impressionist masters. She enjoys gathering her own reference material in the field, both through plein air painting and sketching as well as taking photographs. “From my field studies, I gain an understanding of the light and a visceral feeling of time and place,” says Jennifer. “All of my paintings are places I have visited myself and explored in depth.” When she’s not painting, Jennifer enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.