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Jennifer Kahn Barlow

Oil Painter


Jennifer Kahn Barlow is both an accomplished artist and a passionate foodie. Her oil paintings are inspired by memorable cuisine, the gooier and more colorful the better.

Jennifer grew up in a food-loving family in the Boston suburbs and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College. She has called the Washington, DC area home since 1999. She currently seeks inspiration from grocery stores and pastry shops in the DC region, while working out of her home studio in Potomac, Maryland.

Jennifer’s work has been featured in the Washingtonian, Professional Artist Magazine­­­­­­, and Bethesda Magazine. Her paintings reside in the collections of The District of Columbia, Strathmore, Cookology Culinary School (Arlington, VA), along with numerous private collections across the U.S. Her award-winning work has been juried into numerous shows both nationally and in the Washington region. Jennifer is currently President of the Montgomery Art Association.

If the heart of the home is the kitchen, then Jennifer paints from the heart. Her childhood was filled with food-centric family gatherings where it was commonplace to praise and photograph the food, well before camera phones and Instagram feeds. Her artistic eye has been shaped by those family rituals and her art carries on those food focused traditions by showcasing gorgeous treats in oil on canvas and sharing that state of joy, awe, and sweetness that life exudes. 

Jennifer’s art is available at the HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Savage, MD.

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