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and the yellow brick road was actually thirty shades of gold Self-taught with no pre-defined creative process or swanky studio, Jenny Andrews Anderson’s abstracts explode with color, whimsy, and eccentrics, just like her character. interview by ciara bird photographs by paige french

What kind of person are you? I am passionate, sensitive and eccentric. A long time ago one of my acting teachers said to me, “Jenny, you fart up more colors of the rainbow than anyone I know.”  That pretty much sums it up.   What’s your uniform? Pajamas. I work from home so it works for me.  If I’m leaving the house it’s usually cut-offs, a t-shirt and fl ip-flops.  The winterized version would be jeans, an oversized sweater and high top sneakers or boots.  What’s your creative process? Do you have a set idea in mind before you start, or is it more of a journey and exploration that leads to the final piece? I don’t have a process.  I do usually have a concept though, which tends to be color driven.  I paint in the abstract so I am mostly inspired and moved by colors and seeing them together.   Why do you paint? I wish I could say because I’d die if I didn’t or something dramatic and poetic like that.  But in truth, it’s because it is a way for me to make a living doing something that I enjoy. I am an actor by trade and just a creative person in general so it’s in my blood to create things.  I would die if i didn’t create, period.  So I guess in that sense it’s poetic. The thing about painting for me is I love to see colors together.  I feel a bit like a scientist when I am painting. and there is something about it that keeps me checked

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FOUR Volume N°4: The Can I Live? Issue  

The fourth and final volume is an exhilarating account of unapologetic, unleashed lifestyles and creations of those willfully led astray by...

FOUR Volume N°4: The Can I Live? Issue  

The fourth and final volume is an exhilarating account of unapologetic, unleashed lifestyles and creations of those willfully led astray by...

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