02 Jun Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Pino
We are thrilled to be spotlighting Jennifer Pino as our featured Isabella Artist for June. Earlier this week Jennifer stopped by the shop to drop off her newest pieces, which gave me the privilege to meet and have a quick visit with Jennifer while she was here. The smile you see in the photo below is not just for the camera but is real and seen by everyone she meets. Jennifer’s love of vibrant color and geometric shapes paired with her bright and happy personality are reflected in each and every piece. We love the color play and movement of her work and the way it draws you towards them. Trust me, you too will feel the draw and will be hard pressed to simply walk on by but instead find yourself having the desire to stop and take a moment to stare and admire. Jennifer’s pieces lend themselves to displaying great upon any wall in any room, so stop by today to pick one to hang on your wall at home.
We are honored to share more insight into the creative mind and artwork by Jennifer Pino.
Jennifer in her own words:
Born: 1980, Fairport, NY
Jennifer was born in 1980 in Fairport, NY. She went on to attend and graduate from Elon University in Elon, NC. Post graduation she made North Carolina home; and currently resides with her family in Raleigh.
We recently had a Q & A session with Jennifer. We asked her all kinds of questions about life, as well as her art, her passions and a few of her favorite places. Here’s a look inside this creative artist’s mind…
20 or So Questions and Things You Want to Know about Jennifer Pino.
Q: Where do you live: Raleigh, NC, but originally from upstate New York
Q: Do you have pets: Yes, an English Bulldog named Bruce
Q: Favorite song: This is hard because I have so many favorites- but I’d say “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison is a staple
Q: Favorite Flower: Orchids
Q: Current favorite TV show/Movie: I’m a terrible TV watcher but always watch something comforting as I fall asleep like Gilmore Girls or Friends.
Q: Book you are reading right now: I recently finished Carrie Soto is Back in one sitting. I love any book by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Q: Describe you style in 3 words: Classic with a twist (sorry that is 4 words)
Q: Favorite Color: Blue
Q: Color you never get tired of: Yellow
Q: First job: Babysitting and I was also a terrible waitress
Q: When did you decide to become a full-time professional artist: It was when my daughter started going to pre-school and I started making art for our own home, then it just took off from there.
Q: Two things that you love about your job: The creativity and seeing someone so happy with a piece of art hung in their home that I created.
Q: Artist on your radar: She’s on a lot of peoples’ radar (and fellow Isabella artist) – I love everything Suzy Lindow creates.
Q: Favorite Museum: The Met
Q: Favorite Food: Sushi
Q: Something that is always in your refrigerator: Almond Milk
Q: Favorite Restaurant around here: in Raleigh – Crawford and Sons
Q: Dream Dinner Guest: Jeff Lewis. “Shout Out Shane”
Q: What do you bring with you everywhere you go: A water bottle, Chap Stick and sunglasses.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go: Amalfi Coast
Q: Favorite place you have traveled: Paris
Q: Favorite interior design style, midcentury modern, traditional, art deco, etc: traditional with modern elements.
Q: Three favorite things in your home: A settee that belonged to my in-laws that we had reupholstered in Bromo Velvet by Brunschwig & Fils, the vintage runner in our foyer, and the watercolor by my friend and fellow artist Sahngmie Lah Graven of our beloved Mastiff that passed away a few years ago.
Q: Favorite place to score finds for your home: Chairish
Q: What would people be surprised to learn about you: That if I was not an artist, I would want to be a DJ (but do they have any clubs open during the day?) Because I’d like to be in bed by 9pm