Jenn Pointer (a.k.a. “jennspoint”) Digital Fine Artist, Writer, Researcher

Life is a series of transitions. It’s not about where you are right now. It’s about which direction you’re going.
Smile, and drink a frappuccino. (j

Newest_Profile_1000I enjoyed arts and crafts as a child and young adult and experimented with different mediums, but didn’t really find my niche until a friend introduced me to an online community of artists that manipulated screen shots of 3D images created in the virtual world Second Life to look like traditional artwork. I was mesmerized and captivated. Since then, I have been experimenting with digital art, photo-manipulation, and collage techniques. From figure art I moved to abstracts, and began manipulating my photos into abstract works. Eventually, I found the courage to start “from scratch,” digitally painting using basic shapes and filters available in digital software.

My pieces are square, both because I like the symmetry and because the thumbnails display properly online, and they are specially designed to be printed on acrylic or metal.  I enjoy incorporating purely digital effects such as pixelation and lens flares into professional 2D wall art for display in homes, offices and galleries. My next challenge and area of study is increasing the value of digital artwork by creating limited editions. Some of my favorite inspirational artists are Wassily Kandinsky, Charley Harper, Loui Jover, and Minjae Lee.

As a writer, I have been researching and writing academically since 1983 and for the web since 2002. My specialties are blogging, Internet research, deep web search, reputation management, career transitions, financial services, fact-checking, competitor and opposition research, and content writing.

My career experience is primarily in financial services customer services, and my formal education is in English education. I’ve decided to build on that foundation and turn my focus toward art and writing. My desire is to network with others who are also experiencing a transition from their first career to one in the arts, and to share resources for doing that successfully.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in in Tahlequah, OK in 1990. Later, I attended the University of Phoenix Online where I earned a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in 2004, specializing in Adult Education and Distance Learning.

When I’m not drawing or writing, I’m cold-brewing coffee, and learning about nutrition and natural medicine.