“Where science & history collide, that’s where you’ll find me.”
Born 30 August 1980 in Los Angeles, Ca. Even as a young child Jen Lobo had a great affinity for all things feathered and furry, avian and aquatic. She adores natural history and entomology. Jen could pretty much be locked in any museum for days and not look for a way out. Her work is a testament to that love for the natural world with a blend of human themes of love, loss, tragedy, and triumph.
Since graduating from Otis College in 2006, Jen has kept busy with illustration and gallery work, spawning offspring, and collecting abandoned birds’ nests. She lives with her husband, their three children, and a small brood of animal companions in Pasadena, California, where she watches hummingbirds and swallowtail butterflies from her studio windows.
She credits her instructor Bob Dob, in Otis College, as being instrumental to her painting education. Since graduation, she has been showing in several galleries in and around Los Angeles and working on a children’s book. Although new to the illustration scene, she hopes to keep doing what she loves and never have a job that requires she wear pantyhose.
“I was trying to explain what I do to a parent at my son’s school the other day. He looked at me a little confused and said, “So you paint stories about relationships about people, but you don’t paint people, you paint animals?” – Well. Sort of. “
I absolutely adore her work as I am animal lover myself, the illustrations she makes are often my desktop wallpaper and big inspiration.
I hope you’ll enjoy her work=)