Surrounded by the Alaskan beauty from her first breath, Jena embarked on a journey that many know and few don’t, the life of a military brat. An adventure that took her through many states, an arid country, and deep into the heart of the South. Where she found love, family, and food that truly makes you want to slap your mama. ~ In her spare time, Jena terrorizes her darling kids and husband, tackles home projects, blogs book & cover reviews, and writes to her heart’s desire.
Jena has spent the past 17 years cultivating her passions in the Arts and is formally trained in the following: oil painting, watercolor painting, landscape painting, advanced & figure drawing, sculpture (wood & metal), ceramics, color design, conceptual design, a trove of art history knowledge (if you bring her to an art museum she will cry), and experience with Adobe Photoshop. ~ Jena graduated with her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts 2D-Painting and Drawing in 2008 and with her Masters of Arts in Teaching (K-12 Fine Arts) in 2013.
From the hallowed halls of the classroom to discovering her path to book cover art design, Jena strives to inspire others around her and to bring the vision of her authors into fruition with an artistic flair.