Jenny Lynn Hall is specialized in texture driven, abstract painting, realized in both plaster and oils. She challenges the idea that there need be a division between the decorative and fine arts by making large-scale pieces that create an environment. Concepts are worked through in smaller scale work. The ten years that she spent in Italy gave her a reverence for art, architecture and design as a means of improving the quality of daily life. In her opinion this is one of the most powerful and important uses of creativity.
While living in Italy, she developed a painting technique that combines painting, drawing, and lime plaster. This allows her to take advantage of the structural integrity and richness of ancient building materials while developing a personal vocabulary. Derived from a flooring material, her custom plaster paintings are suitable for interior and exterior installation, floors and showers. For the past 5 years, she has been inspired by the transcendental quality found in nature and its capacity to provoke feelings of both profound solemnity and an unpredictable strength. Multiple layers of plaster and paint invoke the passing of time, energy dispersed, created and renewed. Her main influences are Anselm Kiefer and Antoni Tapies, for their use of different texture and text, Mark Rothko, for the incredible worlds he creates, and John Cage, for his experimentation with chance.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Jenny Lynn has a BA in Art History for the University of New Hampshire, and an MBA in International Business form the International University of Monaco. She studied Painting and Graphic Design at California College of Arts (and Crafts) then worked as an Oriental rug restorer at the Claremont Rug Company in Oakland. Before co-founding HL Studio, a plaster design company in Torino, Italy, Jenny Lynn studied mosaic and painting at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Ravenna, Italy and later Painting and Scenic Design at the Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti in Torino. She studied scenic painting at Colbalt Studio in Whitelake, NY. Additionally, she worked in stock options on the Pacific Exchange in San Francisco and as a finance manager for Lexia Study Abroad, and as a translator (Italian into English).
Jenny Lynn is an active volunteer at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts as part of their Visual Arts Team, Sebastopol CA. She is on the board of the Stone Creek Zen Center in Graton, CA and involved with the forming Wildfire Protection Committee in Occidental, CA. She is an avid gardener.