Jennifer Hobbs

Abstract Expressionist


        Jennifer’s preferred art method is acrylic on canvas.  She derives inspiration from abstract expressionist painters from the post-World War II movement such as Jackson Pollack, Willem de Kooning and Clyfford Still. Though her art is far from representing stark reality, she expresses translations of patterns in nature. The colors and shapes she creates almost seem as if they are blooming, weaving, and treading delicately across the canvas. Jennifer infuses her art with emotion and melody, which originates from the music she depends on for inspiration while executing the painting.  In obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Art degree, Jennifer experimented in various mediums. She was honored to be chosen to be a part of the Waco 52 exhibition of artists displayed at the Austin Capitol Building and Waco pop-up gallery in August 2017. 
        Jennifer Hobbs is a seventh generation Texan originally from Texarkana, Texas. She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and from Baylor University with a Master’s in Social Work.

I do it (art) because it feels like a challenge, like working a puzzle. I am always thinking about what piece of this painting is next and when I finish the puzzle…it’s time to move on to the next one.
— Jennifer Hobbs
"Spreading" by Jennifer Hobbs

"Spreading" by Jennifer Hobbs

"Ignite" by Jennifer Hobbs

"Ignite" by Jennifer Hobbs

Awards and Recognition

Painted Strings: A Waco Symphony Orchestra Charity Auction, Waco TX; 2011

Faculty Award in Fine Art: Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX; 1995

Group Exhibitions

Waco 52-Texas State Capitol and Waco pop-up gallery; Austin and Waco, TX; August 2017

Art on Elm: Waco Cultural Arts Festival, Waco TX; April 2017

Senior Art Exhibition: Shore Art Gallery, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX; May 1996

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