Jennifer Kahn Barlow won the 2017 Paint the Town Labor Day Show’s Bertha Clum Award, which is given to the first-place winner in the Kensington category. Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery founder and artist Walter Bartman awarded the prize for Jennifer’s work, Baklava Couture.
Jennifer first found her love for painting at 7 years old. Through her youth, at Skidmore College, and throughout her career in the corporate world, Jennifer continued to pursue her passion for painting. Since 2008, with the birth her first child, Jennifer has focused her aspirations on her artistic skills and career.
Under the tutelage of Michael Francis, Kurt Swartz and Glen Kessler, Jennifer has grown tremendously as an artist. She has also had the privilege of studying with Alyssa Monks, Susan Abbott, Cindy Procious, and Duane Keiser, in their workshops.
Jennifer’s most recent body of work explores tantalizing sweets. Her paintings of confectionary distill precious moments from the normal chaos of daily life. Jennifer is now the mother of two children and time is the most elusive of all commodities. The indulgences rendered in oil on canvas, serve as a reminder to decelerate and savor life’s sweetness.