My recent work is inspired most by the limitless possibilities presented by water and sky. The fluid, ever-changing state of both provides infinite occasions when their beauty and power capture our attention. These moments provide a connection to something greater than ourselves. They can heal and refresh, bring peace and comfort, and provide a momentary stay against the confusion of the world.
My paintings echo these moments in nature. Each painting creates an open space that is both a respite from reality and an acknowledgement of the power of beauty in nature. I create art because I believe in the power of art to foster our connection to nature and bring the positive benefits of that connection to the environment where the work is displayed.
Allied Artists of America
Elected member 2013
Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Nicor, Naperville, Illinois
Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois
2005-Present, Adult Drawing and Painting Instructor,
Jorgensen Studio, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Harper Community College, Palatine, Illinois
Township District 214 Community Education, Arlington Heights, Illinois
2002-2007, Art Instructor, Northwest Cultural Council, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Developing and teaching watercolor lessons for middle school and high school students.
2000-2002, Co-chairperson of Cultural Arts Programming, South Middle School, Arlington Heights, Illinois
1999-2000, Drawing Instructor, Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, Illinois
1998-2000, Co-chairperson of the Corporate Gallery Program, Northwest Cultural Council, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Jurying artists in program, planning yearly exhibition schedule for 8 galleries and 50 artists, assisting corporate contacts in selection of corporate purchases.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
Study of Graphic Design
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
© Eileen Jorgensen