Me in Downtown Asheville. Photo credit: Chris Russ

Me in Downtown Asheville. Photo credit: Chris Russ

I enjoy drawing the world as I see it.  Flowers, plants, cityscapes, my latte, and the occasional sketchy portrait, that you have to have a good sense of humor to appreciate! I enjoy the process of making sense of what I see and then getting that on the page.  I work mostly in pen, but have been getting into digital drawing, and acrylic paint, as well as watercolor.  I’d rather be on location, or outside whenever possible. I live in the incredibly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina with my husband, three kids, labradoodle pup, and 9 year old rescue kitty.  On a pretty day, you’ll find me biking, running, checking out the flowers, staring up at the blue sky, or sketching.

I am currently working on a series of pen and watercolor paintings of my favorite places in Asheville, and just completed a 365 days of drawing challenge which you can see on my Instagram account @jenniferrussavl. It was so fun, because every day in 2018 I posted those drawings on IG and made a lot of new friends and I’m so happy I committed to that challenge, and did it without missing a day!!  I’m still drawing, because it’s what I like to do, and I’m curious as to what 2019 has in store for me! I am a firm believer in living your life to the fullest, and being kind.

I have also painted several commissioned watercolor house and office portraits and plan to do a few more in 2019. I put a lot of time and love into each portrait, so I can only take a limited number of commissions. If you are thinking of one as a gift, please contact me at least 2 months prior to when you’d like it finished.

If you have any questions about my work, are interested in commissioning a piece, or just want to say hello, send me an email at info[at]jenniferruss[dot]com. 

And to be one of the first to see my most recent paintings,  some of my daily pen sketches, and to see what I’m up to next (and with me, it’s always something!) follow me on instagram at:  @jenniferrussavl

Thank you!  



All the artwork on this site was created by Jennifer Russ.  For licensing rights or commission work, please email Jennifer at info[at]jenniferruss[dot]com..