JENNIFER McCALMONT

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.

Oil      Still Life & FLOWERS

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.
   Summer Roses   8 x 10 Oil / $400

Summer Roses 8 x 10 Oil / $400

   Shades of Pink   10 x 18 / $900

Shades of Pink 10 x 18 / $900

   Hydrangeas   18 x 24 / $2500

Hydrangeas 18 x 24 / $2500

   Nautical Escape   14 x 18 Oil / $1400

Nautical Escape 14 x 18 Oil / $1400

   Pink Rose Bouquet with Silver    6 x 8 $350

Pink Rose Bouquet with Silver 6 x 8 $350

   Reaching Tall   12 x 24 Oil / $1600

Reaching Tall 12 x 24 Oil / $1600

   St Gaudens Lilies   12 x 16 Oil / $1200

St Gaudens Lilies 12 x 16 Oil / $1200

   Narcissus   8 x 10 Oil / $350

Narcissus 8 x 10 Oil / $350

 Tabletop Display 9 x 12 Oil / $500

Tabletop Display 9 x 12 Oil / $500

   Waiting for Arrangement   12 x 24 Oil / $1500

Waiting for Arrangement 12 x 24 Oil / $1500

   Zinneas and Snapdragons   8 x 10 Oil / $400

Zinneas and Snapdragons 8 x 10 Oil / $400

   Mostly Peonies   12 x 16 Oil / 1200

Mostly Peonies 12 x 16 Oil / 1200

   Orchids   10 x 10 Oil / $500

Orchids 10 x 10 Oil / $500

   Grand Bouquet   18 x 24 Oil / $2000

Grand Bouquet 18 x 24 Oil / $2000

   Tea Time   8 x 10 Oil / $400

Tea Time 8 x 10 Oil / $400

   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

   Ranuculus and Peonies   8 x 10Oil / $400

Ranuculus and Peonies 8 x 10Oil / $400

   Summer Favorites   8 x 10Oil / $400

Summer Favorites 8 x 10Oil / $400