Featured Artist: J'Nell Jordan, Painter – The Feminist Wire

Featured Artist: J'Nell Jordan, Painter

She Just Wanna Dance
Oil and acrylic on masonite board
Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Sky High Daze
Oil and acrylic on masonite board
Dimensions: 24″ x 24″

Medium: Oil and Acrylic on masonite board
Dimensions: 16” x 20”

J’Nell Jordan was born in 1987 and was in raised Northern Virginia. She attended Adelphi University in New York on a visual arts talent scholarship and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2009. Since then, she’s shown her work at various galleries in the DC Metropolitan area.

J’Nell is an image collector of photographs taken at parties and other events and paints to capture the “feel good” moments; those moments where figures are caught in the vibe of the music, posing, flirting or caught mid-smile.

There is a youthful spirit in her work, which comes from her influences. The very things that she comes into contact with in current culture, music and fashion are combined with her loves for drawing the figure, pattern and metallic light. Although she is still developing her work, she feels her subject matter is also documenting her generation where mainstream culture plays a heavy part in how people interact with each other and the camera. Her latest projects include a series called “Champagne Life” where she explore.s alcohol and its long time role in the party life and indication of status. She also has started a program called “Painting For Non-Profits” where she pairs with local 501 (c) (3) organizations to create commissioned paintings and help them raise money through the sale of her artwork.  See more of J’Nell’s work at her website,