Booth #: GN8
Artist bio: Jenna Brownlee is a Des Moines, Iowa native, multi-medium painter, graphic designer and muralist. After studying multiple mediums of art at the Des Moines Art Center, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Entrepreneurship Certificate from the University of Iowa. She worked as graphic designer focusing on branding, creative direction and design production for 10 years. She is represented by Liz Lidgett Gallery + Design, offers commissioned and freelance work and has painted over 30 murals throughout Iowa. Spot Jenna’s designs on brands like Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes and Papyrus.
Brownlee creates concepts that enliven spaces and serve community needs. As an advocate for community pride, she finds joy in bringing a sense of togetherness and celebrating inclusion through art. She aims to show how women can have an impact and gain success through expressive art and demonstrate that art is an integral, powerful and experiential tool that unifies, energizes and beautifies our communities.
With a mission to enhance communities and make people happy through art, her work is often inspired by collages of organic shapes found in nature with uplifting themes using vibrant colors, florals, botanicals, and lettering.
Artist Statement: More than just a pretty flower. This green thumb requires diligent nurturing to appreciate depth, movement and bold color.