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Jennifer Francis Fearon is a visual artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her paintings have been shown at Arts Benicia, Santa Cruz Art League, Palo Alto Art Center, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sausalito Art Center, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts and Still Point Arts Quarterly.  Her work is concerned with our connection to the natural world.   Jennifer's kinship with nature began in childhood when she escaped to the woods near her Houston home to find a quiet place to read and draw.  The solace found there created a sense of place outdoors that informs her today.  Hot summers spent in and near the water provided hours of observing light refracting in pools, lakes and the ocean.  Two years living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a teenager led to her interest in Asian aesthetics and spiritual philosophies.  These experiences, combined with those of a full and curious life, have evolved into a daily art practice that calls attention to beauty as both a healing truth and a call to action.  Jennifer works in Marin County, California where she has lived for 30 years, making art, raising a family and participating in community based non-profit organizations.   Jennifer’s formal art instruction began with two years at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.  She has taken printmaking workshops at Crown Point Press in San Francisco and studied with various artists, including, Cindy Miracle,  Randall Sexton and Chester Arnold in the Bay Area and Judith Kruger in Connecticut.