Oil / Still Life in Florals

Jennifer McCalmont

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 following the Boston School approach.

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.
Burst of Color   18 x 10 Oil by Jen McCalmont $1200

Burst of Color 18 x 10 Oil by Jen McCalmont $1200

Peony Love   10 x 8 Oil by Jen McCalmont $400

Peony Love 10 x 8 Oil by Jen McCalmont $400

Arrangement in White   8 x 10 Oil by Jen McCalmont SOLD

Arrangement in White 8 x 10 Oil by Jen McCalmont SOLD

Just Peonies   10 x 8 Oil by Jen McCalmont SOLD

Just Peonies 10 x 8 Oil by Jen McCalmont SOLD

Sunflowers   20 x 16 Oil by Jen McCalmont $1800

Sunflowers 20 x 16 Oil by Jen McCalmont $1800

Hydrangeas by the Window   12 x 10 Oil by Jen McCalmont $450

Hydrangeas by the Window 12 x 10 Oil by Jen McCalmont $450

A Rose is A Rose   16 x 12 Oil by Jen McCalmont SOLD

A Rose is A Rose 16 x 12 Oil by Jen McCalmont SOLD

Bold Colors   8 x 6 Oil by Jen McCalmont $350

Bold Colors 8 x 6 Oil by Jen McCalmont $350

Catching the Light   8 x 6 Oil by Jen McCalmont $350

Catching the Light 8 x 6 Oil by Jen McCalmont $350

Geraniums on the Garden Wall   6 x 8 Oil by Jen McCalmont $250

Geraniums on the Garden Wall 6 x 8 Oil by Jen McCalmont $250

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

Nautical Escape   14 x 18 Oil / $1400

Nautical Escape 14 x 18 Oil / $1400

Tabletop Display 9 x 12 Oil / $500

Tabletop Display 9 x 12 Oil / $500

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

Harbingers of Spring 10 x 8 Oil / $450

Harbingers of Spring 10 x 8 Oil / $450

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

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

Summer Stroll   18x24 Oil / $2000

Summer Stroll 18x24 Oil / $2000

A Rose Among Others   11 x 14 $900

A Rose Among Others 11 x 14 $900

Ranuculus and Peonies   8 x 10 Oil / $400

Ranuculus and Peonies 8 x 10 Oil / $400

Just Peonies   8 x 10 Oil / $400

Just Peonies 8 x 10 Oil / $400

Summer Favorites   8 x 10Oil / $400

Summer Favorites 8 x 10Oil / $400