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Jenny Boccardo

textile artist

I began exploring textile arts as a child, learning to sew, knit, embroider, quilt, along with other traditional “womanly art forms”, from my mother and grandmothers. The art critiques and collectors of days gone by never really accepted these womanly art forms until quite recently. I fell in love with wool painting and consider it an opportunity to change the perception of fiber art as wool painting uses traditional art methods with a new painting medium and the variety of colors and textures of roving and yarn provide an endless pallet. The newness of this art form is exciting, and I enjoy the challenge of discovering new techniques.

I have always been drawn to wild places and wildlife and it is the foundation that I draw inspiration from when creating my paintings. It is my hope to share with others a bit of the joy I that fills my spirit when I am in a place of wild, natural beauty.