Jennifer Hannaford
Port Jefferson, New York

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.

Artist and Customer Comments

Jennifer Hannaford 1/10/2017 | 6:05 PM

You are welcome P Izzo! I love hearing about art in its new home. To hear that you love it is even better. Thank you so much for brining her into your world. Enjoy! -jen

P Izzo 1/10/2017 | 3:02 PM

I love "Crossing"! It gives me such a feeling of being in the water myself and that moment of breaking the plane between the air and the water. I hung it right before Christmas and all our house guests gravitated to it! Thank you!!

Jennifer Hannaford 1/7/2016 | 3:53 PM

How wonderfully exciting to receive such a beautiful complement D. Martinson. Thank you. I hope you enjoy this piece for many years to come! Be well. - Jen Hannaford

D Martinson 1/7/2016 | 1:40 PM

Thrilled to be the new owners of "In the Moment." Such vibrant colors that also give a beautiful sense of serenity! Thank you for sharing your gift, Jennifer. Wishing you all joy and continued success.

Jennifer Hannaford 12/2/2015 | 4:24 PM

Hi Dennis, I am not sure you are looking at my paintings. Mine are oil and mostly underwater shots. Do you think you might have accidentally posted on my blog? Thanks, Jennifer Hannaford

D Dickson 12/2/2015 | 1:01 PM

The piece that I have with the surf fishing scene (man casting /black face is my favorite. I look at it everyday. It is the best watercolor I've ever seen. Does it have a title and what is the value of it. I'm also curious as to the location. Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer. Dennis

Jennifer Hannaford 5/7/2015 | 9:40 AM

Hi there. I just noticed this comment today. Thank you so much!

Jennifer Hannaford 5/7/2015 | 9:39 AM

Thank you SW! I appreciate the feedback!

commentsOut of the Blues
SW 5/7/2015 | 8:36 AM

"Out of the Blues" is truly amazing, congratulations!

Jennifer Hannaford 3/3/2015 | 10:52 PM

Mrs. Young, I am so glad you are happy with this piece! Enjoy. UGallery is a wonderful place to find any type of art to add to your collection. Thank you. -Jen

commentsBeneath It All
A Young purchased this artwork. 3/3/2015 | 3:43 PM

The colors in this are stunning. On my deep red wall, the reds stand out in amazing fashion. Incredibly fast and professional shipping, wall ready, I'm in love and can't wait to add to my collection.

commentsRelease 2/27/2015 | 1:35 PM

A very nice painting Jennifer.

Jennifer Hannaford 2/10/2015 | 2:32 PM

Well I like WOW! Thank you Wallace!

M Wallace 2/10/2015 | 2:26 PM

A big WOW to you !!

Jennifer Hannaford 2/9/2015 | 2:35 PM

Thank you so much Doseman.

E Babu 2/9/2015 | 1:12 PM

Fantastic work - Bravo!

Drift Easy Study

Oil painting on wood
Signed on back

10" h x 10" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 5 oz.


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This study is a work of contrasting cool and warm flesh tones in and out of water. The easy feel calls back relaxing memories of warm summer sun and cool water. 

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Oil painting

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