Jen Sterling: For the Love of Art

On Display January 10 – February 10, 2023

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Introducing For the Love of Art

Maryland Federation of Art donated a one-month-long online exhibition to the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s virtual fundraiser in the Spring of 2022. Jen Sterling’s series, For the Love of Art, will be available on MFA’s website January 10 – February 10, 2023.

For the Love of Art is a series of pieces that express the emotion, depth, and energy of love. These expressionistic abstract works are contained within a rigid steel heart. Much like the emotion we hold for those we love…there are days where we feel our hearts will burst with it! They are an ideal and unique gift for the art lover in your life.

Artist Statement

I bask in color. Color has always had a profound influence on my mood. While traveling in the American Southwest in 1990, I was so moved by the colors that I promptly bought paint and canvas, hoping to convey how those colors made me feel; vivid, alive, and powerful. My goal is not to capture an image, but to capture the emotion that image conjures. Friends describe me as vibrant, passionate, and creative; those words apply to my art as well. Creating work that is fluid, that inspires energy and excitement, vitality and confidence: this gives me the greatest artistic satisfaction.

Artist Bio

Jen Sterling was born in Wisconsin and primarily grew up in Northern Virginia. A graduate of George Washington University, she holds a BA in Visual Communications with a minor in Psychology. She has been creative all her life, however, she started her adult journey on the commercial side of art. She was an entrepreneur in design and branding for 30 years and founded three creative agencies. Jen sold her last company and now focuses on her fine art. Jen maintains a love of business and is an active mentor for emerging businesses. She is also passionate about community service and has served on numerous non-profit boards. Jen lives with her husband in Arnold, Maryland.

Visit jensterling.com to see her work.