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

 

Collections

 

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

Neville Public Museum

Green Bay, Wisconsin

 

Nicor, Naperville, Illinois

 

Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

Private collections

 

 

© Eileen Jorgensen

Related Experience

 

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, "Kids Meet Art" Teacher,

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.

 

1992-1998, Art Survey for Kids, Chairperson, Windsor School, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Developing and teaching art history lessons, recruiting and coordinating staff of 30 volunteers.

 

 

Education

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

 

Study of Graphic Design

University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois