Artist Profile: Jenna Tomasello
SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
Jenna Tomasello is an artist, mother, and gardener based in Tucson, AZ. She specializes in mural and scenic painting and designs bandanas and stationery. Her illustrations of flora, fauna, and the sky above span magical and physical realms, combining themes of nature, myth, season, and time.
What do you seek to communicate in your work?
Joy, comedy, magic, connection
How has nature been a source of inspiration for you?
I go to nature when I need to be reset and gain clarity. I am always observing relationships in nature between plants, animals and the seasons, and find an endless source of inspiration through that. I grow a vegetable garden year-round and tend to it daily. I love looking at colors and shapes. When I am at a loss for creative ideas I look outside.
Tell us about your most memorable bird experience.
On the morning of the day that my daughter was born, a falcon swooped down and killed a lizard at my feet! I knew then that she was going to be born that day.