ABOUT

Children's Book Author Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

Jenn's visual art has been exhibited from the west coast to London in dozens of galleries, site-specific installations and public collections. She is excited to add to her experience curating public art projects, bringing artists and community together in meaningful ways. 

She enjoys helping businesses and non-profits tell their story through branding and logos, and creating book covers for fellow authors with her graphic design skills.

Her writing spans many genres, from children's picture books to life-style articles to collections of ecological poetry. She is both a traditionally-published and independent author experienced at creating and designing books from start to finish, acting as editor, art director and publisher.

Use the Contact Form for more info on licensing MOVING MOTIVATIONS or commissioning custom-made art for personal projects, the Hospitality Industry, Interior Design or for Corporate and City Collections. She is always delighted to discuss the needs of new clients and collaborate on a crafting a vision.

EDUCATION​

Jenn graduated with a B.A. in Art History from UC Berkeley. She takes courses in creative writing and attends professional conferences as an active participant in SCBWI WWA. In 2005, she became a certified Washington State University Master Gardener.​

EXPERIENCE

 

WRITING

Jenn’s writing experience includes fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Her writing has appeared on television, in art galleries, anthologies, magazines, a letterpress print and in her award-winning books, Snowflakes, Easter Numbers and WA is Water.

 

There's nothing that pleases her more than connecting with readers and writers through story.

ART

Jenn is a painter, photographer and digital designer. She's completed art installations in large buildings, window displays and pop-up art shows.

 

Her work sells as both fine art, and in commercial and editorial markets. Her paintings and prints are in private collections and have been featured in galleries and art exhibits. Fine art prints are available for sale online. Her commercial work appears in magazines, calendars, maps, brochures, and websites. 

 

Working as a curator for art exhibitions allows her to showcase regional, Pacific Northwest artists. In these difficult times, creating virtual art exhibitions and forums has helped keep the conversation going.

 

Besides being inspired by nature and scientific discovery, she enjoys investigating the mind and body connection in her work. 

 

Regardless of theme, she is always excited to act as a conduit to collaboration by creating a safe place for expression and discussion.

I find inspiration everywhere, especially in nature, scientific research and space exploration. When I'm not frolicking in the woods and water, I'm in my workshop creating things, or at my laptop making up stories and poetry.

 

The odd and unusual always catch my eye, possibly because I was born with a Halloween heart. My fun, spooky stories for kids are written by my alter ego, The Fairy Gothmother. She invented the Halloween Hunt to scare children and eat candy. If you'd like to learn more about The Halloween Hunt, click here.

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Jennifer Preston Chushcoff photographer, Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Commissions and Coffee

Many people are surprised to learn that even after being awarded book projects, city grants and public art proposals, artists and writers rarely earn enough to support themselves. Instead, they rely on additional income. It's Jennifer's goal to be a full-time creative without this worry.

 

If you believe in what she does and would like to see her keep doing it, hire her for custom digital art through the link below or use the Contact Form to get in touch for larger commissions.

For more info about commissioning a poetry print, visit Ko-fi.