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Jennifer McGuire

CocoArte Design Studio is made up of self-taught artist, Jennifer McGuire. Jennifer is based in Murfreesboro TN and represented by several online galleries.  She is originally from Orange County, California, she developed a creative curiosity at an early age, learning how to manipulate various mediums from her artist father.  Beginning in 1990, she began taking formal art classes at UC Irvine, and many years later decided to pursue a degree in commercial illustration attending the Nossi College of Art in TN.  While studying the graphic design, her portrait work vastly improved. Her mastery of portraiture features works in watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils and digital.  Jennifer has a distinct “ unfinished” style that captures the raw beauty found in many of her subjects along with simplifying things like a rose pedal, an open hand, or a slight smirking face.

Jennifer enjoys meeting new people and with every new face there is a wealth of information for her to translate. It is her goal to capture the many different nuances of beauty in the natural world. She enjoys all the possibilities offered by mixed media.

It was only recently that Jennifer traded in the title “ full time professional” to that of the “happy freelance artist.” She endured a crippling fear that kept her wondering why she was not moving forward with her art.  Most artists know this fear very well and understand that you can’t do anything until you face it.  That is why Jennifer is pursuing

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