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Jeri Quinn creates concise landscapes and captures the basic textures and light of the subject matter she paints. Her oil paintings are bold expressions of what she has observed in her study of the surrounding landscape.

Quinn has been developing her skills as an artist since she was a teenager, when her stepmother arranged for her to attend workshops with Raymond Froman and Frederick Taubes. She studied at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Quinn then worked as a commercial illustrator in New York, first in a studio, then as a freelance artist. In the late 60s, she moved to California where she could focus on her art.

Quinn takes the subject matter for her landscapes from the area right around her home. Texture is very important to her, and she uses her brushstrokes to create the texture of the object she is painting. “I try to paint with the kind of gestural strokes that capture the immediate light and color effects on the landscape, in the same way the California Impressionists did earlier in the century.”


Quinn now makes her home near Point Reyes National Seashore in California, where she can study the sea and landscape. Although she used to spend much of her time painting directly from her subject matter outdoors, Quinn now takes photographs and notes of potential subjects and composition. She also paints in her backyard, where she grows flowers specifically so she can paint them.

Quinn’s art has received much recognition in the Arts for the Parks competitions organized by the National Park Academy of the Arts, and her landscapes were among the top one hundred paintings in the competition for several years. She received the Silver Award from the Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards in 1992. Quinn was invited to Spain in 1994 to paint with the Artists for Nature Foundation, an international group of artists interested in the exchange of ideas about art, wildlife and ecology. Jeri Quinn’s work has been exhibited by the Carol Siple Gallery in Denver, Colorado; Christopher Queen Galleries in Duncan Mills, California; and Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington.