Jen Courtois 


Artist Statement

Hearts are my favorite things to make because they make me happy. Even when I'm not in a very good mood, I draw hearts with sad or angry faces and it makes me feel a little better. My mom taught me how to draw a heart when I was very young, and I think of her sometimes when I draw them now. I also make a lot of crosses, and I think of God when I make them and that I love Jesus, and it makes me really happy. I make hearts and crosses on paper, out of clay, out of polymer clay, and I use them in my jewelry. Jewelry and ceramics are my favorite classes at FLS. When I'm in the mood to get messy, I like to draw with chalk and oil pastels, and paint with watercolors. I love animals, and I show that with my art by drawing big and colorful animals, and it makes my heart full and happy. I am a friendly and funny person, and I like to meet people and give people hugs. I want to be a successful artist, and I want people to see my artwork and be happy too. 


Group Exhibitions 

2018 Purrfect Art Exhibition, Pieces Board Game Bar and Restaurant, St. Louis MO

          Everything Blue II, Soulard Art Gallery, St. Louis MO

          Ceramics Exhibit, Lewis and Clark Branch Library, St. Louis MO

2017 Reclaim, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis MO

          Poptropolis II, Koken Art Factory, St. Louis MO

          Purrfect Art Exhibition, Pieces Board Game Bar and Restaurant, St. Louis MO

          Inside Insight, Good Shepherd Gallery, Ferguson MO

2016 Into the Wild, Soulard Art Gallery, St. Louis MO

          Living Color, Soulard Art Gallery, St. Louis MO


Jen’s Selected Portfolio