About Jema

Abstract nature artist Jema painting on her easel

Artist Statement

Inspiration for my art originated from the nature I explored as a child in Northern Minnesota. As I travel the world experiences with nature hold memories of adventures with my family, curiosity, and a space to let go of life’s challenges.

Nature for me is about connection. Nature connects us to a special place, an inward discovery, or a moment in time with friends, family, or strangers. In a broader sense, nature connects us across the globe no matter our ethnicity, beliefs, or differences.

My abstract art pieces are created with vibrant colors and textures to connect the viewer to their own moments of serenity, adventure, and fun.



  • 2011  International Women Celebrate @ Ayr Space Gallery, Canada
  • 2010  Smith Douglas Moore House Eden Prairie, MN
  • 2010  Foot in the Door 4 @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN


  • 2007  “Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey International Art Competition and Exhibition @ Royal College of Art, London and Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
  • 2006-2009  Salute to the Arts @ Franklin Art Center, MN
  • 2006  “Eleven ‘06” @ Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery, MN
  • 2006  “Surrender to Serenity” solo show @ Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery,  MN

Public Art Project

  • 2011-2018 Inspire to Inspire tour 

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    About the Artwork

    Mixed Media Layers

    Professional grade acrylics and mediums create rich colors and textures.

    Professional Quality Canvas

    Gallery wrapped 1 1/2 inch deep canvas, painted on all sides. The back is wired and ready to hang.

    Finishing Touches

    The artwork is sealed with protective coats of UV resistant varnish, signed, numbered, and titled on the back.

    Packing and Shipping

    Professionally packed and shipped with insurance.