Jennifer Lowe-Anker has combined the landscapes, animals and people of her native Montana with a unique approach to painting. Born in Missoula, Jennifer spent parts of her childhood working in the fields of her grandparents homestead property in Montanas Grasshopper Valley. Lowe-Ankers paintings are rendered in the vivid color and rich texture of livestock markers and capture the whimsical images from her imagination and the memories of her Montana upbringing. After graduating college in 1987 with an art degree, Jennifers work blossomed.
Lowe-Anker has been featured in more than 22 shows throughout the west. Her work has been shown alongside well-known western artists such as Thom Ross, Howard Post, Larry Pirnie and Donna Howell-Sickles. She has seven pieces in the corporate offices of Patagonia in Ventura, CA and several paintings in private collections of such luminaries as Pater Fonda, Michael Keaton, Jeff Bridges and Nion McEvoy of Chronicle Books.
"I think of my work as plain communication, like cave paintings. They are simple drawings that tell a whole story."
EDUCATION 1986 Warwick University, Coventry, England: One year art history 1987 Montana State University, Bozeman, MT: Bachelor of Fine Art
INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS May 1999 "Outlaw Women of the West", Art and Cultural Center, Fallbrook, CA June 1999 "Reinventing the West", Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT June 1999 "Plein-Air", Chapparal Gallery, Bozeman, MT July 1999- 2002 "Wild West", Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum, ID
GUEST ARTIST & SEMINARS Elementary Schools throughout Southwest Montana Patagonia, Ventura, CA Girls Conference, Bozeman, Montana