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Jennifer Kelly Hoskins 

Here’s my finished portrait of MLK jr.
Colored pencil, acrylic, ink
#mlk #portrait #realism #blackandwhite

Portrait progress #wip#coloredpencil#realism

Some of my new mini paintings done in #oilonpanel

“Mana” now has a new home with @adam_boykin
#realism #representationalart #jewelry

My piece “Papa” was selected to show in ArtFields!❤️ Congratulations to all accepted artists!
Colored pencil, acrylic, ink
#artfields2019 #realism

Commission in progress!
#oiloncanvas #dogportrait

Here are some of the Nostalgia series drawings that are now hanging in Charleston. All of these pieces were drawn with colored pencil, acrylic paint, and ink.

Growing up as an introspective child, who observed social situations more than starred in them, I was, and remain, deeply curious about people’s relationship with themselves and how that impacts their connections with others. My work examines these relationships by looking into people’s pasts through symbols. The objects being held symbolize nostalgia for the person holding them. Through layering, building textures, scraping, scratching, and blending the drawings were developed in detail to replicate the vividness of memory that invisibly ties us to our former selves. I believe our former selves are carried within us, continually influencing our lives. When certain parts of the past go unresolved, they become potential blocks in making connections with others, which is problematic. Brené Brown explained the importance of connection saying, “We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering” (8). My goal is to give others a platform to share, connect with others, and achieve peace with the past. The vulnerability shown by those represented in the work allows for strong and meaningful connections to be made between viewers and the figures.
Brené Brown. Daring Greatly. Gotham Books, 2012. (287 pages)​​​​​​​

#representationalart #handdrawings

Sporting my Art Linc T-shirt from the 4th Annual Art Linc at the Lincoln Tunnel. By the end, there were tons of beautiful chalk drawings decorating Lincoln Tunnel by local artists. Here’s my contribution. #chalkart #artlinc

We had a great time at the 30th Anniversary Juried Exhibition at the South Carolina State Museum! It was great to meet other artists in the state and to see the variety of works.
Thank you to family and friends that came out to show support!
#exhibition #scstatemuseum

Here are a few pictures from the opening night at the North Charleston City Gallery. If you’re interested in checking out the full Nostalgia series it is on display until Nov 30th. This was my second opening and was so great talking to other art lovers. Also, I’m loving these postcards!
Shoutout to my sister @jade__hoskins for helping out
#artopening #gallery #postcards

Happy Halloween! Here’s the last minute Halloween shirt I made last night. #halloween #tshirtpainting #halloweenkitty

A little early for Halloween but, here’s the first pumpkin carving I’ve done in a looong time -‘twas fun 🎃
The tools I used for carving were a kitchen knife, Xacto knife, a cheese grater, and a spoon. #jackolantern #pumpkincarving #halloween

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