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Jennifer DePesa

Whale’s Tale

realistic painting of a whale's tail above the surface of a shimmering wavy body of water with mountains and a setting sun in the background
water-miscible oil, 48″ × 24″


a textured painting of bright pink flower stalks in the foreground; their color continues in the blurred background along with dark hills and a ominous yellow-green sky
water-miscible oil, 9″ × 17″


Jennifer DePesa is a visual artist living in Anchor Point, Alaska. She specializes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. Jennifer finds inspiration in the natural world and seeks to capture its beauty through vibrant and expressive colors. In her work, she hopes to awaken a renewed appreciation and stewardship for the natural world we often take for granted.

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