Welcome!

How lucky am I to have a space like this to work in? VERY! I have been living and painting on, from and with Keswick Ridge for nearly 25 years. First from a room in our house with a long view of the ridge beginning in 1993 and from the studio pictured below since 2007. After years of juggling my painting practice with the demands of university teaching, research and service, I finally call myself a full time painter. I was until two years ago a professor of art education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. I look forward to conversations about living life in the arts as I share with you reflections on my practice; insights, joys, frustrations, and I welcome feedback.

Before I go any further, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Jennie Malcolm of Malcolm Design+Consulting. You can reach Jennie at, http://jamalcolm.tumblr.com/. Jennie is not only a visually talented designer, but has excellent written and oral communication skills. She is smart, inventive, patient and a pleasure to work with. Thanks Jennie!

Jennifer Pazienza, Art Studio. Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada, October 2013 The studio is 18' W x 30'L and 19'H with a pull down staircase to a loft area.

Jennifer Pazienza, Art Studio. Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada, October 2013

The studio is 18' W x 30'L and 19'H with a pull down staircase to a loft area.

Situated on a ridge, acres of farm land surround the studio

Situated on a ridge, acres of farm land surround the studio

There are compelling northwest . . .

The New Brunswick's capital city, Fredericton rests on the horizon

The New Brunswick's capital city, Fredericton rests on the horizon

and northeast views. The power lines dissuaded other buyers. Not us.

Inside the studio, Spring 2016. Photo, Joy Cummings Portale on the left wall is followed by works that would become Spring Suite. Late Winter 2016, a diptych in process, sits on the right wall. Hanging in front of Portale is the strap for pull down staircase to the loft area where I store, stretch and prime canvas.

Inside the studio, Spring 2016. Photo, Joy Cummings

Portale on the left wall is followed by works that would become Spring Suite. Late Winter 2016, a diptych in process, sits on the right wall. Hanging in front of Portale is the strap for pull down staircase to the loft area where I store, stretch and prime canvas.

I love the studio in winter.

2010, the January I made Winter Sky 1

2010, the January I made Winter Sky 1

Winter 2016

Winter 2016

There's nothing like a wood fire to take the chill off and warm the spirit . . .