PAINTINGS CAN COME TRUE!
When adding the opposing elements of water to fire both are transformed into a nourishing and soothing mist. One day as artist Jennifer Pocurull was writing a story this metaphor came to mind reminding her that sometimes the most fulfilling experiences in life are those that come from opposing forces. Jennifer being like water and her husband like fire.
Jennifer grew up with a rich exposure to the arts. Her a mother who was a tole painting instructor and loved other artistic projects like refurbishing furniture, candle making and so much more often taught and encouraged the arts with Jennifer.
As an adult, Jennifer followed in her family’s footsteps in real estate and marketing when she joined her mother’s brokerage and all but forgot about her passion for the arts until Ricardo came along and saw some old sketches Jennifer had stored in the back of her closet. He encouraged her to take more art classes when they married and moved to Miami, FL. Soon after that, Jennifer began getting requests for commissioned paintings and murals in the early 2000s.
In 2002, Jennifer and Ricardo moved to College Station. Many of Jennifer’s public art pieces can be seen around town such as the paintings, installations and entry mural at Mad Taco, her work done as a fundraiser in collaboration with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley and now located at these businesses: BCS Heart, BV Plastic Surgery, Fortis Nursing Home and of course AOCBV. Previous projects have also been seen as an aquatic mural at University Pediatric, the “Foo Foo Choo Choo” sponsored by David Gardner’s Jewelers and signed by President George H. Bush and later housed at the Children’s Museum to raise funds for the Geo. Bush Museum.
In 2013, Jennifer decided to combine her love of psychology with her passion for the arts in becoming certified as a Master Intuitive and Expressive Arts Facilitator certified under the esteemed depth-psychologist Chris Zydel of The Creative Juices Arts. And continuing that education later under the late Natalie Rogers, founder of the Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy® and daughter of one of the most influential psychologists in American History, Carl Rogers. Jennifer continues her studies with the PCEA® program founded by Ms. Rogers out of Monterey, California with Meridian University and will finish certification in 2017.
During Jennifer’s earlier expressive arts training, she had the rare opportunity of taking an expressive arts visioning workshop with friend and colleague Julie Stuart. Julie Stuart founder of “Making Ideas Visible” is a graphics facilitator and visual strategist and typically works with large corporations such as Victoria’s Secret, GE, the CDC, Duke University and Skype. Julie helped Jennifer to see and paint the full potential of her abilities and to use her expressive arts, marketing, real estate and creativity combined with her husband’s talents as a Doctor, specialist, scientist, psychologist and their shared dream of creating a wellness center. As soon as Jennifer left the workshop she had to share the vivid vision she had put into a painting of their fully formed Wellness Center with her husband.