Jennifer Ambrose

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I am a self-taught artist with a child-like spirit - one that makes you feel like anything is possible. I was born in Buffalo, NY and currently reside in Raleigh, NC, where I work as a corporate writer and a freelance artist. Art has always been a strong influence in my life. As a child, I was always dreaming up characters, poems, and stories or creating something interesting. Today, I'm still a girl with her head in the clouds. I like to create art that makes people smile. Whimsical, fun, or just plain quirky, my art emits a playful attitude and often incorporates the use of clever themes, humor, personal reflections, typography, and characters with BIG personalities. I find sources of inspiration everywhere! I’ve always been enamored with animals, children’s books and illustrations, movies, music, paper ephemera, and people-watching. I love the vintage Hollywood era and its old movie classics, glamorous fashion, and sparkly nostalgia! Influences and heroes include: Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn, Darla Teagarden, Kurt Halsey, Shag, Tim Walker, and Zooey Deschanel to name just a few…! In addition to painting, my other creative outlets include designing stationery, illustration, decorating, and planning theme parties. – Jennifer Ambrose