ABOUT THE ARTIST
THE ARTIST WITH THE GOLDEN PAINTBRUSH.
Eyes are windows into the imagination. Inspired by the concept of the golden rule, I paint images I'd like to see materialize in real life. I treat my work of art as if it is living, being conscious of my audience and knowing that when they look at my artwork they are subconsciously receiving a message and I want that massage to bring about things I care about. It is inspired by history, culture, travel, and time. My love of theatre, film, and music accentuates the drama behind what I do. I work in a range of media and mediums including watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting as well as color and black and white photography. Although silent, my illustrations, paintings, and photographs are not just pretty pictures - they have stories to tell. I welcome you to let your eyes reveal them. Ian Fleming had a golden typewriter to create James Bond. I have a golden paintbrush to create art with my own secret mission: positive manifestations for people and the planet.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A graduate of Santa Clara University's Theatre and Fine Art Department, Jennifer Jigour has been a visual artist for fifteen years in the areas of fine art painting, photography, theatre design, and film. She has worked as a set designer, scenic artist, costumer, and make-up artist for many Bay Area theatres and independent films. A filmmaker herself, she collaborated on several short films with Erin Maxwell. Both Jennifer and Erin co-founded Queer Girl Theatre Project in San Francisco, CA. She also collaborated as a storyboard artist for Rolla Selbaks' feature film, Three Veils. Jennifer worked on her graphic novel, Secret Agent Moscow, for over five years, which marked her debut as a writer and illustrator in 2013. Secret Agent Moscow was voted in the top 12 LGBT graphic novels by The Advocate in 2014. Her artwork has been shown at the prestigious Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Jennifer's artwork can also be found at Gallery Erato in Seattle Washington. In June 2019 she joined the board of directors of the Northern Californian Women's Caucus for Art (NCWCA) as the next Professional Development Chair. She currently lives in San Jose, CA and is working on Part 2 to the Secret Agent Moscow series as well as paintings of what she wants to see materialize in the future.
Artist photo by Sophie Spinelle of Shameless Photography
Artist photo by Seven Foot Viking