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.”