Handmade paper, pulp painting, printmaking, photography, alcohol ink, acrylics, and calligraphy are all art forms that are part of Wild Oaks Studio and the mixed media art of Jennifer Galvin.
Jennifer makes her paper using a combination of Western and Eastern methods of papermaking. She pulls her papers with a Western mould and deckle and then dries her papers with the Eastern method of restraint drying.
Her multi-colored and multi-fibered papers are a mixture of pulp painting and stencil work. When working with paper pulp, she works in a wet on wet environment and her finished artwork is generally one piece of paper that does not involve glue.
Almost all of the paper materials that are used at Wild Oaks Studio are recycled. From mat board from a local framing studio to plants from local gardens, Jennifer’s papers are primarily made from fibers that would have ended up in a landfill.
Jennifer draws inspiration from much of her art from nature. She loves to travel, hike, and run and frequently takes photos on these adventures. Photography as an art form and as an inspiration for other art keep Jennifer’s photo collection constantly growing.
Jennifer Galvin is a member of the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.