Jennifer Taggart Wilson is a mixed media and fiber portrait artist. A lifelong Michigan resident, she has been interested in the arts her entire life. After recently retiring from a long career in forensic science, Jennifer is now following her dream of pursuing a fulltime career in the arts.
Several years ago, Jennifer picked up a paintbrush again after a very long time, and on a whim painted a portrait of a friend’s cat. Since that day, she has painted hundreds of pet portraits. After retiring from her forensics career, Jennifer moved on from pets and began painting people. Combining her love of portraiture and fiber arts, Jennifer’s current main artistic focus is punch needle portraiture. These are portraits created on monks cloth with yarn. She enjoys the challenge of capturing a likeness using a medium that doesn’t allow for the details possible with more traditional mediums like paint. Jennifer’s art is characterized by her love of bright colors, and heavily influenced by her great love of David Lynch and Twin Peaks.
Jennifer also creates hand-tufted rugs, including custom pet rugs. Her work can be found on Instagram @jen_tag and on her website www.studiojennywren.com.