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About

Scripted Expressions

Jennifer Helner

Lowell, Michigan

Tel: 734-516-5613

Email: scriptedexpressions@gmail.com

Jennifer Helner is a Michigan realist watercolor painter of flowers, landscapes, and creative lettering. Her artistic process began as a child with eleven years of private art instruction in Livonia. Jennifer achieved her BFA in painting from Wayne State University in 1991. From there, Jennifer worked in custom framing with training from a Master Framer in Farmington Hills. Jennifer also studied calligraphy at the BBAC and College for Creative Studies and has attended numerous workshops of nationally and internationally recognized artists. Her artwork is known for lively colors and brave compositions.

Jennifer is an art instructor in Northville and Lowell with many private students. She teaches watercolor, drawing, pastels, creative hand lettering, and traditional calligraphy and offers workshops on matting and custom framing. She has a custom framing business and frames for the Northville Public Schools, Madonna University, Bob Segar, Kenwal Steel, Emotion and has private clients. Jennifer receives many requests for her calligraphy work on a commissioned basis and her artwork is in many private residences throughout the U.S.

Jennifer is married with two children. Her teaching Philosophy is simple, “Look with your eyes. Look at what nature has to offer. Master as many techniques as you can. And, most importantly, it is only paper, we can start again.”

Select Exhibitions and Committees 

2016-Northville Art House Featured Artist, Northville, Michigan

2016- Northville Art House Member Show, Northville, Michigan

2014-2020- Northville Arts Commissioner, Northville, Michigan

2015-2019- Northville Art House Exhibition Board, Northville, Michigan

2016- Northville Arts and Acts Children Art Booth Chair, Northville, Michigan

2017- Northville Art House Members Show, Northville, Michigan

2017 & 2018- Northville Arts and Acts Children Art Booth Chair, Northville, Michigan

2017 to current- Lowell Arts Exhibition Board, Lowell, Michigan

2017- Fallasburg Art Festival, Lowell, Michigan

2018- Lowell Arts Member Show, Lowell, Michigan

2018 & 2019- Christmas Through Lowell

2018- Featured Artist at RCP Artist Services, Portland, Michigan

2018, 2019, 2020- Lowell Arts Holiday Market, Lowell, Michigan

2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 -Fallasburg Art Festival Artist Chair, Lowell, Michigan

2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 - Kent County Youth Fair Art Judge, Lowell, Michigan

2019- Lake Odessa Holiday Market, Lake Odessa, Michigan

2019- The Christmas Tree Store Featured Artist, Benton Harbor, Michigan

2019- Northville Art House Holiday Market, Northville, Michigan

2020- Featured Artist at Northville Art House Art Crush, Northville, Michigan

2021- Getaway Show at Lowell Arts, Lowell, Michigan

2021- Festival Regional Artis Exhibition, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Teaching:

Visual Arts Association of Livonia, Livonia, Michigan

Northville Art House, Northville, Michigan

Ypsilanti District Library, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Lowell Arts, Lowell, Michigan

Beacon Hill Retirement Community, Grand Rapids, Michigan