Jennifer Stoor is an artist from Stockholm who is a self-taught and multi-creative soul. She has painted for about four years now and has exhibited in an art-friendly bar in the city center of Stockholm called Stigbergets Fot. Further, she had an exhibition in an art foundation in southern Stockholm called Vantörs konstförening and also joined with a piece in a larger exhibition to highlight mental illness and PTSD. She loves exploring her creativity and not get stuck in one technique, so you’ll find a mix between oil, acrylics, watercolor, pens and promarkers; sometimes on the same painting. The magic is in the details and she can sit for hours just making small dots or other detail work. It is a great opportunity to let go of the mind and let whatever wants to flow, flow.
Painting was a crucial part of her healing process from childhood sexual abuse by a close relative, and she started painting in order to connect to her femininity and inner child. She creates to be present in the moment and vent her feelings in a safe and healing way. Everything Jennifer creates comes from her heart and no painting has been planned in advance, they have all created themselves through flow and a deep soul contact. From the very beginning of her creative expression, she has placed great importance on not judging what she creates and she has learned to appreciate her own expression, love it even, as it is a reflection of her inner landscape. If she doesn’t love it, it is because it is not finished. If she makes a “mistake”, it is an opportunity to create something outside of her comfort zone. Jennifer’s paintings are a visual documentation of her inner processes and alongside painting, she writes poetry in order to also understand what she is going through in words. Painting is for all of the things that are impossible for her to put into words but still needs to be expressed.
Her paintings reflect different frequencies and energies that she has experienced through inner visions, dreams, feelings, memories, insights, etcetera, and it is very abstract. Jennifer understands things in abstract colors and flows and often gets deep insights from her own paintings. Sometimes she writes signs that she feels are a native language to her, only it looks nothing like from this world and she does not consciously have an understanding of what they mean. Although they always activate something within her. That is why one will often find a lot of flows, patterns and mystical signs in her art. It is Jennifer’s hope that they will bring healing and insight to those who look at them. For her, creating is not an escape from the painful, it is a tool to go deeper into them and allow the pain to resolve and leave her, with a learned wisdom.