“I wanted to tell a story about how I see Skagit Valley. The valley literally comes alive with color in April. There’s something about Mount Vernon that feels swept away in time. It’s a historic farm community with old trucks and neighbors that stop by with a bouquet of tulips, and something from their garden — that’s the picture I had in mind when developing Under a Tulip Moon.”
Jennifer received an art grant from Western Illinois University at 17 and focused exclusively on art at The Art Institute of Chicago & The American
Academy of Art, studying watercolor with the late Irving Shapiro, graduating with honors from the Academy in 1990. During her final year, Jennifer received the coveted Union League Scholarship for Fine Art.
She has received numerous prestigious art + design awards, and won a range of art competitions. Her work is worldwide with collectors, products and installations. Her art career includes working as a Designer and Illustrator for Enesco, Bunnies By The Bay, and Dillon Works.
Jennifer enjoys life in Mount Vernon with her husband, two sons and a dog named Pickle.
You can see more of her artwork at www.jamcgill.com or on her Facebook page Jennifer McGill.