Creating the Personal with Art

August 13, 2015 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

Do you ever see a painting that would look great in your living room…if only it were a different color? Do you love art but think collecting it is for other people? Meet Jennifer Broussard Artworks.

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Jennifer Broussard is a contemporary photographer and artist who starts with a photograph and then uses color and design to create a work of art. Her clients range from retail to interior designers to gallery owners, resort hotels and health care centers.

“Clients look at what I have and sometimes they’ll have specific things that they want, so I’ll create it for them; or designers will send me the design of a room – the color palette, what the chairs and walls will look like, and I’ll work with that.”

THE ART IN NATURE

She takes her inspiration from the natural world creating vibrant collages from images of oceans, flowers, mountains, animals and butterflies.

JenniferBroussard,com Wyatt, Earle & Kentucky WIlde Longhorns

“I start with a color and then take it as far as I want. The Animal Kingdom Series started with the Longhorns and received such a huge response. I use color to layer, design and erase.”

In addition to her collection of animals and landscape collage, she has created the Auntie Jennie Series which is made up of pieces that are as colorful as they are whimsical – perfect for a nursery or play center.

JenniferBroussard,com Giraffe With Icecream Tree

“I have been selling these to the retail market – a lot of families, or for gifts; some hospitals have been purchasing them for their children’s areas. My work has been chosen by people who have studied evidence-based design because it’s seen as being healing.”

JenniferBroussard,com If They Could SpeakUSING ART TO FEEL GOOD

Evidence-based design is a field of study on how design can reduce stress, increase feelings of well-being and healing. Research shows that patients who have access to views of nature (as opposed to a brick wall) require less pain medication and recover more quickly.

Art, lighting, furniture, texture and color are all tools that can be employed to influence how we feel, function and communicate – and businesses, institutions and decorators are taking note.

“I’ve sold a lot of my work to cancer units – like the butterfly collages, for instance. Hotels and hospitality tend towards more modern, abstract, and contemporary designs.”

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Jennifer began her career with commercial portraits and image development, often working with musicians, actors and other artists.

“I liked doing that, but I reached a point where I told my boyfriend, ‘I think I’m an artist without any art,’ so I sat down and, for three months, made twelve-inch squares of painting and photography. When I was done, I had 99 pieces.”

Pop Art Palm TreesOne of those pieces was a leaf collage that she showed to an sales rep who asked for five more. A few months later, he asked her for pieces with palm trees for a hotel client.

“I didn’t have any but I said I could shoot some, so I drove around Malibu, took photos, showed him, and then I had a career. Everyone went crazy over the palm trees.”

Jennifer took that model and expanded on it. She now has a collection of 250,000 photographs and 15,000 collages.

Jennifer Broussard

Jennifer Broussard

“When I went digital, I got everything under my control. I didn’t have to rely on a printer or a retoucher. All these ideas that had been pushing to come out – all this creativity that had been stuffed inside of me – just poured out, and now I have to manage that because it’s really hard to know when to stop. It just keeps coming!”

Jennifer Broussard Artworks is offering Modwalls’ customers 10% off their first purchase! Visit www.jenniferbroussard.com and enter MODWALLS during check-out. For inquiries, please email info@JenniferBroussard.com. 

Micheline Auger is a freelance writer who loves art, people who make art, and all things Modwalls.

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