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Knapp, Jennifer

Jennifer Knapp Brown has been involved in the arts for as long as she has been able to pick up a crayon.  Coming from a home filled with art (both parents and her younger sister are artists also), she has explored a wide range of media, including but not limited to ceramics, painting, drawing, singing, costume making and the occasional landscaping project. She is a graduate from Henderson Bay Alternative High School in Gig Harbor, where she was involved in the Future Problem Solving program under Teresa Malich.  Through this program, she had the opportunity to use her creative thinking skills, and helped her team make it to the state finals their very first year!  The following year, she went on to be the youngest ever judge for the Future Problem Solving State Competition. She has worked for Fred Meyer Corporation for 12 years, and tries to find time for art in her off hours. Her current interests lean toward fashion and make-up artistry but enjoys getting involved in various art projects with her family and exploring new ideas and media. 

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Jennifer Knapp Brown has been involved in the arts for as long as she has been able to pick up a crayon.  Coming from a home filled with art (both parents and her younger sister are artists also), she has explored a wide range of media, including but not limited to ceramics, painting, drawing, singing, costume making and the occasional landscaping project. She is a graduate from Henderson Bay Alternative High School in Gig Harbor, where she was involved in the Future Problem Solving program under Teresa Malich.  Through this program, she had the opportunity to use her creative thinking skills, and helped her team make it to the state finals their very first year!  The following year, she went on to be the youngest ever judge for the Future Problem Solving State Competition. She has worked for Fred Meyer Corporation for 12 years, and tries to find time for art in her off hours. Her current interests lean toward fashion and make-up artistry but enjoys getting involved in various art projects with her family and exploring new ideas and media. 

Purple Noise

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I painted a small set of wooden drawers a deep blue-violet. I added masking tape which I cut into custom shapes using an x-acto knife. I gave it a light coat of pewter paint, and pulled off the masking tape to reveal my design. I think that this piece would be a nice pop of color as a side table in a bedroom or living room. 

Reticulated Rest

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As I made progress on the chair I noticed that the pattern was reminiscent of a plaid fabric, or a woven basket.  I created this piece by painting, masking, re-painting, removing the masking tape, re-masking, and painting again until I acquired the pattern and texture I was looking for. I chose bold colors to emphasize the lines and the layers in the pattern. 

Astro Chair

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I wanted to do a “unisex” kid's chair this time- and found the perfect small sturdy chair at Ikea.  I used my favorite color “Blurple” (an almost violet blue) for the base coat.  Inspired at the start by fender washers and my modernist tendencies, the design evolved to incorporate  larger silver circle motifs. This chair will be a knockout for either a boys or a girls room. 

Whole Hearted

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 Great little 3 drawer chest- could be a bed side table or accent piece.