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JENNIFER O'CUALAIN


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Arnold Commission

Arnold Commission
Painting (H 2.5in x W 2.5in)
Thunderfoot

Thunderfoot
Painting (H 40in x W 30in)
Dakota

Dakota
Painting (H 40in x W 30in)

American Epic

American Epic
Painting (H 40in x W 30in)
Rocky Mountain Series

Rocky Mountain Series
Painting (H 34in x W 23in)
Longhorn

Longhorn
Painting (H 20in x W 40in)

Treehugger

Treehugger
Painting (H 24in x W 17in)
Mule Deer

Mule Deer
Painting (H 3.5in x W 2.5in)
Humming a Tune

Humming a Tune
Painting (H 4in x W 3in)

Coyote Portrait

Coyote Portrait
Painting (H 8in x W 8in)
The Makings of a Bouquet

The Makings of a Bouquet
Painting (H 12in x W 18in)
Cocky

Cocky
Painting (H 5in x W 5in)

A is For Antelope

A is For Antelope
Painting (H 7in x W 5in)
Rooster Profile

Rooster Profile
Painting (H 2.5in x W 2.5in)
Don't Look Away, Great Horned Owl

Don't Look Away, Great Horned Owl
Painting (H 2.5in x W 3.75in)

Sly II

Sly II
Painting (H 3.75in x W 2.5in)
A is For Abert's Squirrel

A is For Abert's Squirrel
Painting (H 3.75in x W 2.5in)
Turn to See

Turn to See
Painting (H 5in x W 5in)

Punky Panda Portrait

Punky Panda Portrait
Painting (H 5in x W 5in)
Second Glance

Second Glance
Painting (H 8in x W 8in)
Osprey Profile

Osprey Profile
Painting (H 5in x W 5in)

Bighorn

Bighorn
Painting (H 3.75in x W 2.5in)
Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye
Painting (H 9in x W 18in)
He Disappeared Into the Fog

He Disappeared Into the Fog
Painting (H 5in x W 5in)

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Artist Biography

Jennifer O’Cualain is a prolific painter of all things natural.  Her popular wildlife paintings touch on the idea of illustrating the simple and honest physical characteristics of many species ranging from field mice to bison.

“I strive to make my paintings more like portraits than typical animal art.  The feel of fur under your hand is a relatively universal goal, but I want my viewer to get a sense of the individual animal.”

After graduating from Arizona State University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in painting, Jennifer continued to attend figure drawing classes.  As a people portrait artist throughout high school and college, she knew that one day her love of animals would need to become a larger part of her everyday life.  Now she has the opportunity to continue developing her ability to capture a likeness with her desire to spend time with animals.

“Traveling has allowed me to get close to animals in the wild in a way like I’d never expected.  Last year I stood 10 feet away from a mature Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep while visiting Glacier National Monument.  He stood only briefly while I stared in awe.  I could see deep into his big dark eyes.  This majestic wild animal had no fear of me, in fact, I almost felt as if he were as curious about me as I was about him.  I feel an absolutely real sense that there is much more communication between humans and animals than anyone really considers.”

Jennifer has won countless awards for her work including a full scholarship to the Art Institute of Southern California at Laguna Beach, a full scholarship to attend Arizona State University and a cash scholarship offered only once by critically acclaimed James Reynolds, CAA.


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