Jennie (J. A.) Bergerson has been in Arizona since 1988. She taught music education or technology education in the Peoria Unified School District from 1988-2016. Jen grew up in and around Kalamazoo, Michigan. As a young teen, Jennie loved taking visual art classes in school as well as at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. In 1993 Jen learned to paint Norwegian Rogaland style of Rosemaling, which is oil painting symmetrical designs of mainly flowers and scrolls. During the 2020 lockdown, Jennie began painting with alcohol ink and in 2021 won first place in a national art contest for one of her alcohol ink pieces. Also in 2021 Jennie took up acrylic pouring painting. Jen now uses these same pouring techniques to restore outside yard art with Enamel paint. Jen is thrilled to be teaching visual arts in retirement! By going to WWW.TheWriteJAB.Com you can see some of Jen’s work.
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” –Georgia O’Keeffe