Jennifer Viaene was born and raised in Wisconsin, inspired by watching her grandmother paint. While raising three daughters, she nurtured her love of color through interior decorating, sewing and crafting.
It was not until she spent a year abroad in Tasmania that she began painting, and her artistic journey took off. Influenced by the unique local culture, she began creating and selling aboriginal-style dot art in Australia.
After returning to the U.S., Jennifer settled in Destin, Florida, where her midwestern roots and Australian adventure continue to inspire her diverse artwork in a variety of mediums – acrylics, glass, jewelry and her most beloved dot art.
In 2015, Jennifer realized her long-time dream – opening Emerald Coast Gallery and Gifts, where she mentors developing artists and hosts a variety of classes open to the public.