Jennifer Cadoff

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

I am a works on paper artist. For the past few years I have done mostly abstract ink-on-paper drawings using archival Staedtler fine-line markers on full sheets (22 x 30 inches) of Arches hot-pressed watercolor paper.  I also make collages -- piecing together large and small bits of my drawings and watercolors -- and what I call "paperworks" which incorporate techniques of hand-made books (sewing, folding, etc.) into non-book artworks. 

I usually work in series, ending up with many variations on a single theme.  I use a limited number of marks: stippling, scribbling, lines of varying lengths, tiny circles. Every line is drawn individually, and freehand. Once pen touches paper, the mark can’t be erased or changed. I only mention this because so many people can’t believe that’s how these pieces were created; but for me that’s both the pleasure and the challenge of these drawings.

More of my work can be seen on my website:

Educational Background

Jennifer has both an AFA and a BFA in Fine Arts, as well as an AB in English from Dartmouth College. She has taken workshops with Betty Edwards (“Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”), and courses at the Botanical Illustration Program at the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY. She has studied oil painting with noted New Jersey artist Mel Leipzig, printmaking with award-winning paper- and print-maker Joan Needham and hand-made book-making with nationally known book artist Maria Pisano.

Before her recent move to Westchester from New Jersey, Jennifer was a juried member of the Princeton Artists Alliance and The Artists' Gallery on Bridge Street in Lambertville, NJ.  She is also a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and a full member of the Garden State Watercolor Society. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Collection. She is now a member of the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, located in Larchmont, NY.