Jennifer Ewing’s passion for art began early. With her family’s encouragement,
she attended children’s and teen art programs at the Chicago Art Institute,
where her great grandfather had taught wood carving. While earning a B.A. degree
at Monmouth College in Illinois, she developed her drawing and painting, and was
introduced to sculpture, print making and art history. She has always worked
within some aspect of art, including illustration, graphics and teaching.
Starting a mural and fine art business in 1989, Jennifer and her husband, Leo
Germano create together, as Ewing & Germano.
Jennifer’s father, Paul Ewing, passed away in 2004. This event inspired her to
begin “Spirit Boats” to honor his memory. The series grew in scope after the
devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the death of her mother, Mary in 2007.
Since 2005, teaching art at various museums has invigorated her personal work.
Jennifer’s studio and home is located in Developing Environments, an historic
artists’ collective in San Francisco, CA.