Oil   |   Flowers and the Still Life

Jennifer Nixdorf McCalmont’s floral oil paintings depict the delicacy of nature’s flowers and the translucency of the petals. She captures their softness and fragility in beautiful, highly representational form. Her compositions are calming and classic.

Jennifer’s penchant for creating and drawing began as a child and has never stopped. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, finding a love of flowers and choosing her major: textile design.  Upon graduation Jennifer moved to New York City to pursue a career in the textile fashion industry. The commercial training gave her valuable design experience and knowledge of color.  

Jennifer later relocated to New Hampshire. She combined her skills in illustration and creativity to produce her own line of light humor greeting cards which she marketed worldwide for many years. While raising children, Jennifer put her career aside, but became increasingly intrigued by oil painting and the history of fine art.  

In her quest for art training, Jennifer discovered The Boston School of Painters, which is not actually a school but a school of thought and a tradition of painting that has been passed down from teacher to student for more than 100 years. The Boston School has its roots in impressionist ideals and includes the best of representational painting, seeing color correctly and drawing accurately.

Jennifer has learned from many esteemed artists, including Jean Lightman and Sam Vokey; she is currently studying with Mary Minifie.  

I am in love with color. I never tire of the subtle interactions that I am looking at while painting. All the time I am trying to find the right colors and harmonize them as if they were musical notes. I strive for the most accurate depiction as possible, while creating a dimension as if you could walk into the world that is in my painting.
   Waiting for Arrangement    12 x 24 Oil   /   $1500

Waiting for Arrangement  12 x 24 Oil   /   $1500

   Grand Bouquet     18 x 24    Oil   /  $2000

Grand Bouquet   18 x 24    Oil   /  $2000

   Blue, White, and a Touch of Pink     16 x 20   Oil   $1500

Blue, White, and a Touch of Pink  16 x 20  Oil   $1500

   Dutch Blooms    14 x 18 Oil $1400

Dutch Blooms  14 x 18 Oil $1400

   A     Rose Among Others     11 x 14    $900

A Rose Among Others   11 x 14    $900

   Summer Table    11 x 14   Oil   /   $900

Summer Table  11 x 14   Oil   /   $900

   Hello Spring     8 x 10 Oil   /   $400

Hello Spring   8 x 10 Oil   /   $400

   Ranuculus and Peonies     8 x 10Oil   /   $400

Ranuculus and Peonies   8 x 10Oil   /   $400

                Vision of Blue    20 x 20   Oil    /    $1800

             Vision of Blue  20 x 20   Oil    /    $1800

                    Blue and Yellow Hydrangeas  8 x 10   Oil$450

                 Blue and Yellow Hydrangeas8 x 10   Oil$450

                Pansy Bouquet    5 x 7    Oil    $300

             Pansy Bouquet  5 x 7    Oil    $300

   Summer Favorites     8 x 10Oil   /   $400

Summer Favorites   8 x 10Oil   /   $400