Since 1975, my paintings have been featured in juried shows at art centers, museums, and galleries. In those early years, I also taught high school, worked for several arts organizations, and served as an educational consultant for the GED. It wasn’t until I turned fifty that I began painting full-time and developed the style that characterizes my work today.

In Fall 2019 paintings from my Relationship series were displayed as part of a two-woman show at Factory Mark Gallery in Framingham, MA.

I published my first piece of creative nonfiction in 1991. After moving to Vermont, I focused more on writing and now have more than twenty pieces published in literary quarterlies and small magazines. In 2020, my short film Hunting Arrowsheads with My Father was featured in the Wisconsin Film Festival and the Weyauwega International Film Festival. The film is forthcoming in the Wildwood Film Festival.

Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1970–1974, double major in Art and English
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 1980–1982, studied drawing with Stanley Lewis

“Woman and Child,” first painting exhibited professionally by Jeri, the Des Moines Art Center (1975)

Jeri at the Horicon Marsh, September 2021

The Places I’ve Lived

My school days were spent in Horicon, Wisconsin. The Rock River was my playground. The Horicon Marsh, my first landscape, remains a special place in my heart.

Walking through the House, watercolor by Jeri (1977), private collection

I moved to Iowa to attend Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa and then taught high school for three years at Scattergood School in West Branch. While living there, I explored that landscape through watercolor.

Texas Folklife Mural by Jeri

Living in Austin, Texas, gave me seventeen years to absorb the colors of Mexico and the Southwest. My husband Jon and our friend Nancy helped me paint this mural for the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Jeri finishes her 500-mile walk, escorted by neighbors!

Boston, Massachusetts. Nineteen years of painting, painting, painting and access to so many great cultural opportunities in Boston and NYC. We moved to Vermont on the day after Christmas 2016. I love it here. In the photo, I’ve just reached my 2021 pandemic goal of walking 500 miles in 4 months.

Travel Highlights

Asunción, Paraguay, 2009

Jeri painting a mural at Instituto Superior de Bellas Artes in Asunción

Mexico City, 2010

Climbing the pyramids at Teotihuacán

Jeri speaking to students at Bellas Artes

At Frida Kahlo’s Blue House, Coyoacán, Mexico

Montevideo, Uruguay, 2011

At Museo Torres García, Montevideo, Uruguay

Museo José Gurvich, Montevideo, Uruguay

Buenos Aires, 2011

Having lunch at a favorite restaurant across from the yacht club, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bilbao, Spain, 2015

Exploring Guggenheim Bilbao and the art of Eduardo Chillida