I would like to introduce you to my friend and very talented artist Kathleen Jensen! Kathleen is one of our very talented artists featured at Mak & Jill's Abode. If you have ever been to our store you will have noticed her amazing paintings. They are gorgeous!
Kathleen has been a friend of mine for almost 10 years. We met when our daughters were in the same ballet class. 10 years ago!! Hardly seems possible! We would sit in the waiting room and chat. One day she told me that she paints. I said I did to, and was wanting to get together with some girls on a regular basis to paint together. So we did! Four, sometimes five of us would take turns hosting, and we would all sit around working on our latest paintings while the kids were in school. We would give each other advice, have a little lunch. Just hang out creating. It was so fun! I miss those days. Everyone got too busy and it kinda died off. Maybe we can start it again when we retire!
This is Kat sitting at the front desk at the Abode. She helps in the store one day a week. Right now she is there on Mondays. Sometimes it varies, but for now, if you want to meet the amazingly talented Kat, you can probably find her here on a Monday. She's so great with the customers - such a kind soul! We feel so lucky to have her be a part of our store! Look how amazing her art makes our store look!
Kat grew up in Mission Viejo and graduated with a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She likes to paint landscapes and seascapes, as well as succulents, flowers, shells, etc.
Here is a recent painting she did of the view from below the Montage in Laguna Beach. She has such an amazing style and perspective!
All of her paintings just amaze me. She specializes in the landscapes and seascapes, but she is always mixing it up and throwing something completely different in the mix. I love that about her. Here are a few more of some random paintings she has done:
She painted the crown on the left when Kate & William were getting married.
This is one of her latest Seascapes.
And this is another recent one. She took a picture of a window while on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and created this!
This is a picture of a tree she took while on vacation in Pensacola, Florida. She goes there every summer with her family. Wow!
And those are a few more of her incredibly amazing, random, fabulous paintings. I could just go on and on. I LOVE THEM!!
So - if you are looking to get rid of some of those cheap framed posters, and become the owner of some amazing, original, affordable art, come to Mak & Jill's Abode, and get a Kathleen Jensen Original. I'm telling ya, this girl is going to be famous. Get em while you can afford em! :)