Jennifer Eli French

Jennifer Eli French was born in Denver, Colorado, and moved frequently while growing up. After attending high school in England, she earned a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and settled on the East Coast. Every summer throughout her nomadic childhood, she returned to a ranch in Montana that has been in her family for four generations. After twenty years in New England, she moved back to Billings where she currently lives with her husband and twin sons.

Her work is influenced by folk tales, medieval art, Victorian lithographs, the Western landscapes of her childhood, and the strange beauty she finds in the darker corners of history. Her other creative outlets include cooking, interior design and thrift store scavenging.