Jennifer Marlow lives in Milford, Hants County. She studied the craft of ship carving at Nantucket Woodcarving under the instruction of Master Carver Paul McCarthy & Billy Rowe. The tradition of maritime carving holds numerous attractions for the artist. It embraces heritage, environment, and art while demanding a cooperation and trust between hand an eye, intricately linking the tactile with the aesthetic.
Jennifer has always had an affinity for working with her hands. She has played and taught piano for many years and holds a Degree in Music from Dalhousie University. She has also studied Martial Arts for most of her life, her focus being largely on Karate.
Jennifer’s late father, Walter Marlow, was a sea captain and amateur woodworker who when not at sea could be found creating in his workshop. His father, William, was the head carpenter for Eaton’s department store in Montreal during the first half of the twentieth century. As a hobby during the 1930’s and 40’s, the two men built motorboats which they launched on the lakes of the Laurentians. Jennifer’s mother, Charlotte, is also an artisan, practicing the traditional arts of both quilting and weaving.
Jennifer plans to participate in this year's Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council Summer Market at Victoria Park on Spring Garden and South Park in Halifax, July 22-24. People can view her work at the Harvest Gallery in Wolfville year round, Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax until late July. She also shows her work at the Fraser Centre in Tatamagouche, and Art in the Box in Halifax.
To learn more and view other examples of Jennifer's work, visit her online at www.jennifermarlow.com