Drawing was my first love and I have been drawing for as long as I could pick up a pencil. I am originally from Columbus, Georgia where I met my husband at nearby Fort Benning, Georgia. My husband was Career Army and we were stationed in Frankfurt and Stuttgart, Germany for eleven years. My time was spent mothering three small children, supporting my military husband, volunteering for the military community, substitute teaching for DODDS, traveling throughout Europe and painting in water colors and drawing when I could find a moment alone . It was a great honor to have my artwork shown in Frankfurt for the Military/German community in 1980. Living in Europe allowed me to experience awesome artwork in the museums and churches, great ideas for future canvases and walks down cobblestone streets and through the vineyards soaking up the history.
In 1992, My husband retired and began a second career as an airline pilot and we settled down in the Greater Atlanta area, where I returned to School and graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2000. Community volunteering, supply teaching in a local high school and welcoming six new grandchildren into our hearts filled the next 20 years of our lives. My husband and I accomplished our life-long dream building a log home in the scenic North Georgia Mountains and since both retiring, we have made this our permanent address.
With more time for 'me', painting with oil has become my new passion. God's natural landscape, the never-ending supply of animals, rustic barns, old homes and churches, and interesting people keep me busy with more ideas to create than I can find the time to accomplish. My family and friends, especially my mother, have encouraged me to branch out and share my talent. What pleases me most is to please someone else with my art.
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In March, I was commissioned to paint a large 9' x 11' Mural (oil) in the cellar at a local winery in Talking Rock, GA. The mural can be seen at the Chateau Meichtry Vineyard. You may also see some of my Original Oil paintings and prints that are hanging at the Cartecay Vineyards in Ellijay, Ga. Sandy Fendley's Watersong Spa in Ellijay, GA , the Mountain Life Health Food Store on South Main in Ellijay, The New Ground Market in Ellijay, The Gallery Cafe on Roswell Rd. in Buckhead, Atlanta and most recently, the New Playhouse Theater in Downtown Ellijay, GA as well. Please stop by and see my art. You can also find a link to my Facebook page at the top right of this page and connect to those establishments.
I can personally ship Canvas prints to you directly...This 2017 Christmas Season Special!! 16X20's ...$150 including shipping, 18 X 24s ...170.00 and 20 X 24x..190.00 I also have originals and prints available I will ship to you... Besides canvas prints, I have flat prints, framed prints, originals, framed originals, greeting cards and calendars available in personal stock and priced differently. To take advantage of that special ship from me to you Contact me at JDappen@aol.com I take PayPal, Personal Checks and of course cash if applicable. You might be interested in obtaining the Original if it is still available. Check out my Gallery named Originals Available.
Accepting commissions, including portraits. Contact me again at Jdappen@aol.com .
ATTENTION to those visiting my Gallery during the month of October, November and December, I am offering a 40% discount on all prints, canvas prints and greeting cards as a thank you thru FAA. The discount only applies to the Artist markup, not the cost of FAA. Use code UBYLSL
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