Being in the elements and painting what I see and feel about nature in front of me is everything!
I have a life-long love story with the natural world. My interest in environmental issues were
the main reasons I pursued a degree in chemistry and later worked as an environmental engineer in
the pharmaceutical industry. Today, I pursue my passion for the natural environment through my art.
My fascination with nature, and the constant evolvement of my work is the driving force to keep on
creating. My subject matter is mainly urban and natural landscapes. I go out in nature and paint en
plein air. In the studio, I use these paintings as reference for larger studio paintings. I use oil
and gouache paint on wood panel.
I am especially drawn to water and reflections. These sceneries have, I believe, a calming effect on
our soul. I try to convey the soothing effect nature has on me through my paintings. Other times, the
energizing movement of waves on the ocean and dramatic clouds in the sky speak more to me, as they
reflect another side of our psyche. I am particularly interested in using colors to communicate
different emotions. My goal is to create paintings that are calming and uplifting for the viewer.
Jenny was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. She has a background in science. With a degree in
Chemistry and experience working as an environmental engineer, she now approaches her interest for
our natural environment through her artwork.
Jenny mainly creates landscape paintings using oil and gouache paint. She draws inspiration from
nature in California and Sweden, where she lives part of the year, and also from her worldwide travels.
Jenny moved to Northern California in 2001 to work for a small biotech company. When starting her
master's degree at UC Berkeley in Environmental Engineering in 2004, Jenny rediscovered her interest
in visual arts and decided to make a career change and commit to her childhood dream to become an
artist. She has studied drawing, figure drawing and painting, as well as design, color theory and art
history. Jenny holds a certificate in Multimedia Art & Technology from Cañada College in
Redwood City, California.
Jenny is a full time artist, working from her studio at Hunters Point Shipyards in San Francisco.
She has received outstanding acknowledgement from European artist Olle Bonniér. In 2009,
Jenny showed over 40 pieces of artwork in three solo shows in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as in
Burlingame and San Francisco, California. Her work is in private collections in USA and in Europe.
phone: (650) 678-6171
web site: www.jennywantuch.com