Jennifer Gough

Artist Statement

My work as a whole is reflective of my journey through life.  Each piece tells part of the story.  Driven by emotion, my paintings express feelings of ambition, hope, fear, exhilaration and determination.  Bold colors and strong lines represent strength while blended, textured areas speak more to personal growth, passion and the pursuit of happiness.  I feel that everyone, in one way or another can relate to all these emotions and hope that through my work can be inspired and motivated to overcome challenges and create their own poetic life.


Jennifer Gough is a self-taught abstract painter.  Gough has been working as a visual artist in the Kitchener/Waterloo area for the past five years.  During this short period of time Jennifer has established a strong presence in the arts community.  In 2010 Gough was named one of Waterloo Regional Record’s “40 Under 40″, as well as being nominated for Woman of the Year Arts & Culture, Kitchener Rogers/Oktoberfest.  In 2011 Gough was nominated for the Waterloo Region Arts Award in the Visual Arts category.

Four years ago Gough launched the very successful opening of her own studio and gallery M.E.S.A. (Minds Eye Studio Art).  The gallery is home to her work year round and is host to numerous public and private showings. Recently Gough has expanded her reach and opened the gallery doors to local and surrounding area artists, emerging and established, to help promote arts and culture in the Kitchener/Waterloo Region.

To contact Jennifer:
phone: 519.504.3426

    Jen Gough - The Edge of Reason