Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes
Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes is an internationally exhibiting artist whose interest in wildlife started during her childhood in the countryside of rural Wisconsin. She grew up drawing the natural world surrounding her and eventually her interest in art led her to pursue a BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. From there she made her way to San Francisco where she received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2006. Since this time she has she has returned to her county roots and now lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The return to nature has also triggered a return to painting wildlife after many years of study in other expressions of 2-D art. Her current bird, animal and insect pieces are set against geometric patterns. The resulting pieces draw both on her current exposure to the natural world and her past experience in urban living and artistic study.