Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Work of Art - Meet Jaime Lynn Henderson

Jaime Lynn recently graduated from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Painting and Drawing, and went to undergrad at the University of Oklahoma. With the support of her family behind her, Jaime Lynn’s dream of making a living off art is coming to fruition. She has been awarded “Best in Show” at the Skin Exhibition in Oklahoma City, OK (2007), as well as “Best New Artist Working on Paper” at the Around the Coyote exhibit in Chicago, IL (2009). She has shown at several galleries in the mid-west area and most recently began a studio residency at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Jaime Lynn spends most of her time painting with gouache, acrylics, and watercolors on oversized pieces of paper, illustrating the common theme in her work: delusions of grandeur. A self-proclaimed Army Brat and a devout Christian, she is inspired by her own struggle to embrace an existence of vapid glitz and fame, juxtaposed by her desire to lead a virtuous and humble life.