Raised on a farm in northeast Kansas, Jenny Forge-Schmalstieg has always been surrounded by wildlife and farm animals. Countless hours were spent in her childhood with a sketch pad and pencil, pursing a hobby encouraged by her parents.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science, which added to her understanding of animal anatomy. She did not take any art classes while in college and is truly a self-taught artist. Living on a small ranch with cattle, horses, dogs, and several barn cats, she continues her passion for drawing what she knows best: the animals and nature she enjoys every day.
Jenny has shown her work in many shows and exhibitions, and has garnered many awards along the way. With meticulous attention to detail, she strives to capture a “softness and realness” in her beloved subjects.
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