Statement + Bio

Jennifer Sparacino was born in 1982, in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. In 2007, she received her 3-year diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration (IDEA Program) from Capilano University. In 2011 she began working full time as an artist, with acrylic paint on canvas as her primary medium of choice.  A life-long animal lover, Jennifer knew she would work with animals in some capacity throughout her life. Painting them has become the ultimate creative joy, as each painting requires enormous commitment to colour-choice, compositional harmony and conveying the spirit of each animal. Her current body of work is characterized by Fauvist-inspired colours and boldly applied paint with strong graphic patterns and textures. She currently lives and works in the outdoor playground of Chilliwack BC, where she regularly spends time in nature with her family and two dogs.