This painting was inspired by a series of plein air paintings at James River Park's "Pony Pasture" in Richmond Virginia. This section of the park was so-named because at one time the land-owners in the area would let their ponies graze along the river bank. I love the trees along this stretch of the riverbank with their twisted and exposed roots, so weathered but still enduring. 

- Jennifer Young

Woodland Spirits

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

Signed on front and back

24" 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.