Jennie Traill Schaeffer is a teaching artist, who recently relocated her home studio to Durham, NC, via West Orange, NJ. TraillWorks: Studio on the 3rd Floor, was born and grown in New Jersey over several decades after graduating from Syracuse University with a dual major in Painting and Art Education. Jennie’s artistic foundations began in Easton, PA, where she was born and raised.
Rooted in subject matter that venerates objects and places, her works asks the viewer to stay a bit longer, look deeper and to slow down. She is informed by a developing meditative practice and exploration of her surrounding environments. While much of her work is non-figurative, her work strives to embody figurative energy, vibrant colors and the use of paint as the vehicle of expression, with linear drawn elements. Jennie also takes commissioned work including dog portraits.
Jennie currently resides in North Durham, not far from the Eno River, where she is raising her two sons with her partner of 18 years, and their dog, Cider.
Artist Style: Visual: Collage, Conceptual, Contemporary, Icongraphic/Iconoclastic, Land/Cityscape, Representational, Symbolic
Artist Medium: Visual Arts: Acrylic, Collage, Drawing Media, Oil, Watercolor