May Featured Artist: Jennifer Good

Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 2.04.07 PMslow ride Jennifer Good Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 1.48.58 PM Jennifer Good, 19, is a native Austin, TX based artist. Mirroring her personality, her artwork exhibits a bright, highly colorful expression with an extreme attention to detail. Her work appears almost photographic, with a bold focus on bright colors. Her media preference is colored pencil drawings or acrylic paintings. The inspiration for her works have been drawn from the eclectic side of Austin – SoCo shops, Elvis loving restaurants, and even a “bike farm”. If you travel the “weird” side of Austin, you might recognize some of her subjects.

Jennifer has been creating art and winning awards since a very young age. She won a regional gold award in her middle school Scholastic Art competition with a western themed graphite boot drawing, and repeatedly won local art contests at the community library with book themed artwork. Continuing her success through high school, she competed annually in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). VASE is a large, statewide art competition, and she won the highest level Gold Seal award three of the four years. She also competed in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition, and took national and regional awards for multiple individual artworks and her portfolio. In 2016, she won the President’s Award for a guitar themed painting in the Congressional Art Competition. Representing Texas District 25, the painting is now on display in the United States House of Representatives.

A National Merit Scholar, Jennifer continues creating art at the University of Texas at Dallas while studying for a dual major in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. She is also pursuing a minor in visual art, taking the opportunity to delve into different mediums and ideas. This summer, she will be participating in a study abroad art program in Florence, Italy. Focusing on etching and painting in arguably the art capital of the world, she is very excited and looking forward to learning new techniques and expanding her repertoire. She also plans to take advantage of the travel opportunity to spend time in Rome, Paris, and Amsterdam, with many museum visits on the agenda.  So happy to be young and free…

Visit her website and gallery at goodjennifer.com and her Facebook page.