A long-time collector of quirky stuffed animals, Jennifer Maher Coleman has often turned to them as subject matter for her artwork. The birth of her daughter in 2008 revived Jennifer’s interest in documenting unique and significant toys, especially those most special to baby Sonja. This series has expanded as other parents began requesting portraits of their own children’s special stuffed animals. Originally from Chicago, Jennifer now lives and paints in Upstate New York. She holds undergraduate degrees in both Fine Arts and English Writing from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and an MA and an MFA in painting from the State University of New York Albany.

Your original painting of a beloved friend or old favorite transitions beautifully from the nursery to the walls of any art collection. Turnaround is quick, making a custom toy portrait an easy and unique gift!