GREENVILLE – The Conneaut Arts Center will host an exhibition of paintings from Jennifer Overholser for its July show. Titled Transitions, the show will feature more than 25 original oil paintings from the Greenville-based artist.
“Life is full of transitions,” Overholser said. “For me, the last few years saw transitions from college to the working world, single life to married life, and from growing up in northeast Ohio to now living here in Greenville. You’ll see some of these transitions in my work as my landscapes represent various parts of the state from Ashtabula County where I grew up to local scenes right here in Darke County.”
In addition to life’s transitions, Overholser said another reason for the title is that she is currently transitioning her method for painting. “Most of my earlier works were all oil paintings created using brushes, and you’ll see some of these in the show. In the last year, though, I’ve begun working with palette knives. It really allows you to be more expressive and creative with the piece and helps to add texture.”
While the show will feature both paintings completed with brush and palette knife, Overholser said one common theme in the show is the overall style. “While the landscapes all represent different parts of the state, everything I do is inspired by the Impressionists. I’ve always loved the result of the bold strokes and markings in Impressionist styled works as it truly helps give each painting its own unique personality.”
The public is invited to an artist’s reception at the Conneaut Arts Center located at 1025 Buffalo Street in Conneaut, Ohio on Saturday, July 13 from 1-3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and Overholser will be on hand to talk about her works and answer any questions visitors may have. The show will remain on display at the center through the end of July. A portion of the proceeds from paintings sold at the show will go to benefit future programs offered by the Conneaut Arts Center.
To learn more about Overholser and her paintings, you can visit her website at www.jennifer-overholser.com. You can also find her on Facebook at Paintings by Jennifer Overholser and on Instagram @jennifer_overholser.