Jenny Graham-Hougah is a representational painter based in Southern New Jersey. Jenny holds a BA in Art History, and her painting Dadda Sleepin' was selected for second round judging in the National Portrait Gallery's 2019 BP Portrait Award. Jenny exhibited 25 portraits in a two-person exhibit at the Duke Gallery as part of the Collaboration and Exhibition Fellowship at the Community Art Center in Wallingford, PA. She has won awards, including 1st place at Markeim Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary Diamonds are Forever Exhibit and Honorable Mention in the Art Educators of New Jersey Annual Juried Exhibit. She has exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions, including William Penn Charter’s Triennial Juried Exhibit and Studio Montclair's Viewpoints 2019 Juried Exhibit, since opening her studio in 2016.

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I create realistic portraits of people close to me, landscapes of places I’ve visited, and interior scenes that surround me. Objects included within a portrait help to tell a story just as buildings or vehicles set the scene in a landscape. I search to represent a moment through gradations of paint layers and sharpness of focus. 


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