Known primarily for her
animal portraits, Jerilyn Weber enjoys working on both
commissioned and non-commissioned pieces. Jerilyn
concentrates in pastels, finding the medium to be an
excellent means of rendering the various textures and colors found in animal coats.
Weber captures both the outer appearance of an animal and
its inner soul, a process that involves understanding not
only the animal but also the special relationship between
owner and animal. With ease and subtlety, she expresses the
special characteristics of each of her subjects, whether it
be curiosity, gentleness, power, a sense of humor,
intelligence or the interplay of the many other
characteristics animals possess.
it is from my own love of animals that I understand the
central importance an animal has for its owner. A portrait
germinates from the love we have for our pets and celebrates
and honors them. In a humble sense, a portrait keeps our
animals with us for a lifetime.”
addition to pastels, Jerilyn works in paper collage and
multi media, most recently a series of frescos on canvas.
Using soft and rough textures, these pieces capture the
energy, power, and vitality of her subjects.
Weber exhibits regularly and has received numerous awards
for her work. She has been a multiple first place winner at
the NY Dog Fanciers Contemporary American Dog Art Competitions and has been featured
in several national publications including “Canine Images”,
“Equine Vision Magazine” and “Polo Players' Edition” . Her
work has been on the covers of “The Chronicle of the Horse” and
“Horse News”. She is a founding member of the New Jersey
Equine Artists Association.