Jennifer Lindsley is a Louisiana-based artist and illustrator. As a child, she colored on walls and has since created artwork in every medium. However, watercolor is her favorite and the first in which she was formally trained.
Lindsley received her associate of arts degree in acting from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California, and her bachelor of arts degree in design technology from the University of Northern Colorado. She attended the accelerated fine arts European studies program abroad, offered by Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She has a license in art education K-12 from North Carolina Central University and is an art instructor in New Orleans, Louisiana.
After Hurricane Katrina, Lindsley moved to Durham, North Carolina. She served as the Durham Arts Council artist in residence from 2007-09 and 2011-13. She was a member of the North Carolina Educators Administration, the Louisiana Arts Council, and the Screen Actors Guild. Lindsley created three murals for Southwest Elementary School in North Carolina. She has also staged improvisational acting workshops for children, teens, and adults, incorporating role-playing and communication exercises and studies of character development, scene, and stage.
Since returning home to Louisiana, Lindsley has taught art as the proprietor of ACME Studios, LLC (A Creative Method of Expression). She works with children and adults, teaching age-specific classes and specialty art classes, hosting art parties, and giving private lessons. Starting with the basics of color, texture, and composition, she then incorporates that knowledge into application with acrylics, watercolors, oil-based paints, sculpture, and other mixed media. She also teaches children with autism, ADHD, and physical impairments, such as blindness, on a referral basis.
Lindsley lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her son, Haden, and their cat, “Bubba Fett,” aka Cajun Bounty Hunter.