About Wendy Born
Wendy Born views art as a metaphor for living. She invites viewers to linger over rich, saturated colors and detailed, patterned surfaces, noting all the people and animals inhabiting her inspired worlds. While her favored themes are the passage of time and evolution of seasons, she has recently focused on recording how the pandemic has changed everyday life. In covering a more somber subject, her palette has darkened, but still retains a sense of vibrance, which only highlights the urgency in some of her weightier pieces. She mixes her own paints, allowing her to explore dense applications and textural surfaces. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching and Fine Arts Education from Montclair State University, and earned a Master of Elementary Education with Waldorf Teacher Certification from Antioch University New England. Along with being a fine artist, Born is also a teacher and illustrator for children’s books and the apparel industry.
Making art is a metaphor for living. Remaining open to seeing the world in new ways inspires fresh work and innovative problem solving. I invite the viewer to linger over rich, saturated colors and detailed, patterned surfaces. People, animals and specific places in habit my paintings. The passage of time, evolving seasons, and pandemic related changes in everyday life are common themes. I seek to create beautiful images that convey life-affirming ideas.