About the Artist: Mrs. Burford
Jennifer McCauley Burford
Born on April 1, 1970 in Tulsa Oklahoma, Jennifer was raised and now resides in Germantown, TN. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Mississippi, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree emphasizing in Art Education. Jennifer began painting landscapes after attending Ringling College of Art + Design’s Wildacres Plein Air workshop in North Carolina, 2009. Jennifer stays busy balancing schedules of wife, mother, artist, and teacher. She is currently teaching at Collierville High School. As painter and printmaker, she annually participates in the Double Decker Festival in Oxford, Ms. each April.
Just a few of Jennifer's accomplishments include participation in The Tennessee Arts Academy, Agnes Scott College Advanced Placement Training for Studio Art, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts- Outstanding Teacher Award, Who’s Who Among Americas Teachers, she was selected as Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction for excellence in teaching from the National Society of High School Scholars, chosen as the Rotary Club Teacher of the Month for the month of March 2007 and February 2014. Her Artwork has been selected to hang in local juried art shows such as the MGAL Autumn Show, WTAEA Teacher Art Exhibit and most recently she had a one man show at the Collierville Morton Museum this past spring 2014.
Artist Statement: Landscapes of Color
Plain and simple, I love creating pieces that are full of color. I see color in everything. Whether I’m using my palate knife to apply acrylic paint or creating one of a kind monotype prints, I can’t hold back on color. Brown fields have hints of reds, blues, violets and yellows. Skies are over-exaggerated with bright blues. Trees are full of tints, shades and saturations of green. I use my imagination and opportunities for happy accidents to influence the finished product. The end result: textured landscapes that are bold & bright with unexpected pops colors.