Jennifer Lashbrook is a Dallas artist. She was born in a small town in Illinois, but moved to Dallas a few years later, where she has resided ever since. At the age of ten, her parents enrolled her in an oil painting class while she was visiting family during the summertime. Having fallen in love with oil painting, she continued to work creating landscapes in this ''Bob Ross'' painting style for the next few years.
Although Jennifer Lashbrook's oil paintings are impressive, she has become known for her ''Swatch Paintings''. This unique method of portraiture involves intricately cut pieces of paper arranged to create a stunning work of art. From a distance the works exhibit a photo realistic quality, upon closer inspection the viewer becomes mesmerized by the detailed and elaborate display of meticulously and cleverly arranged color swatches. These swatch paintings show a comical reference to the commercial, the digital and the reproducible. Toying at the idea that anyone can re-create their own master work.