The expression of this young woman shows wisdom beyond her years, so I found the title "Wisdom" to be quite fitting. I used a simple palette of colors in mostly earth tones with a lovely blue used for the background and also mixed in subtle areas of shadow and highlight.

- J. Dunster


Oil painting on wood


Signed on front

14" h x 18" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



J. Dunster
Independence, Missouri

Getting to Know J.

Growing up in Southern California, J. Dunster got her start in the art world by selling celebrity portraits to fans - and sometimes even the celebs themselves. She moved on to study drawing, anatomy, and painting at Otis College of Art & Design, and now specializes in oil paintings of portraits, figures and animals. She paints to find the beauty and nobility in things, capturing emotion, drama and silliness. She says quite a few of her models act surprised by what they see in her portraits, “as if I discovered something more noble or beautiful in them. But it's not a put-on, that *is* what I see in them.”