The noblest art is that of making others happy.
— P.T. Barnum

Photo credit: Paris Photography (@sparisphotography)

Photo credit: Paris Photography (@sparisphotography)

Hey, there! That’s me, Jen.

Jen Scherr Designs is where you'll find my artwork ranging from acrylic paintings, soft pastels, pen drawings, and even carpentry, which is a fascinating trade that I've grown to enjoy and excited to explore.

Currently, I reside in a northern Indianapolis suburb with my boyfriend, Stuart, and our dog, Pup a.k.a. Puppy/Puppy Bear/Pup Dog/Puppernickle... we adopted Pup five years ago from a rescue. Her previous owner named her Amelia, but we felt Pup was a more appropriate name, since she was only 2 1/2 years young at the time and crazy as ever! :)

Born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Interior Architecture. But that’s enough of the resume jargon…

Photo credit: Paris Photography (@sparisphotography)

Photo credit: Paris Photography (@sparisphotography)

Creativity has always run through my veins, and college allowed me to hone in on my artsy side and learn new mediums. After taking a few required art and furniture building courses, I discovered my passion not only for interior design but painting and building things as well.

Painting, with acrylics, has always been my main focus. Eventually, though, I wouldn’t mind delving into watercolor or oils. Since I enjoy painting nature: landscapes, seascapes, trees, mountains, inspiration is ubiquitous! Most of the time, I’m putting paint to canvas and letting my imagination run wild.

I’d describe my painting style to be abstract realism. While I completely admire photo-realism (and sometimes wish I could actually do that), I find abstract realism so dreamy and full of interpretation! What do YOU, as the viewer, see?

FUN FACTS about me:

  • By day, I am a designer working in facilities, and by night, I create.

  • I am, and always will be, a Packers fan/Cheesehead. Imagine having a partner from Illinois who is a Bears fan. Yes, those game days are interesting. :)

  • Ever since watching the movie Die Hard for the first time at age 12 (thanks, Dad), I've loved Bruce Willis - Die Hard is also my favorite movie.

  • I am a HUGE sweets fan. Win me over with cookies, ice cream, cake, and especially DONUTS!

  • Sports are in my nature. (Luckily, I get my coordination from my dad. Sorry, not sorry, Mom.) I enjoy golfing, bowling, playing soccer, and softball.

  • I hadn't been stung by a bee until the age of 25: darn thing got my calf, through my jeans. Fast forward to age 28, my index finger was next... needless to say, that makes me an unfortunate bee killer.

MEYERS-BRIGGS: INFJ-T (Advocate)

Introversion

Intuition

Feeling

Judging

STRENGTHS FINDER:

  1. Achiever

  2. Restorative

  3. Empathy

  4. Competition

  5. Input


My love, Stuart.

My love, Stuart.

Puppy being a squirrel.  Photo credit: Paris Photography (@sparisphotography)

Puppy being a squirrel.

Photo credit: Paris Photography (@sparisphotography)

My favorite "office" space.  Photo credit: Paris Photography (@sparisphotography)

My favorite "office" space.

Photo credit: Paris Photography (@sparisphotography)