Shari Jenkins is a self-taught collage artist from Montana. Her mixed media art is designed using found objects, antique ephemera and vintage photos. Each piece is digitally created, printed on canvas, then hand embellished with paints and pastels. Every piece contains a little bit of her cowgirl heart!
At the age of 50 and still undecided as to what she wanted to be when she grew up, she realized a decision of some sort was necessary: see what was on TV, have a mid-life crisis, or do something creative. She chose the latter.
Combining her collection of antique photos with vintage ephemera, buttons, flowers, leaves, barbed wire, fabric, bullets, maps, door knobs (you name it, she’s scanned it!), Shari began digitally formatting collage art designs. In recent years, she has professionally printed her designs on canvas and has them gallery wrapped, after which time she embellishes each piece with acrylics and pastels.
Shari’s love of cowgirls is a prevalent theme in her art, as is her appreciation of history. And her tragic sense of humor.