We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Anichowski and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jennifer, why did you pursue a creative career?
I made the decision to make art my career early in my life, around middle school. I wanted to spend my days drawing and doing what I loved doing.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve recently gone back to school to learn the art of video games, how to make them and the technology used. It seems like a sidestep from what I was creating before, but I find that what I am learning for a new career bleeds into my paintings and other creative endevors. My paintings are more focused, the preplanning, well, happens, as it didn’t before. I have become more comfortable with the technology available to artists and I have decided to start streaming online, to share my creative process and works as they happen. I look forward to every new step of my artistic career.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The first place I would take someone from out of town would probably be the Balboa museums. We would have lunch and coffee at the Prado and spend time in the botanical gardens. I would have to take them to the Flying Pig for some delicious dinner one night, and maybe a brunch at the Hash House A Go-Go, I love that place. Depending on the season, I might also take them for a drive up the mountain to visit Idyllwild or Julian. Whatever we did, you could bet there would be much coffee, food and art involved.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I need to give a huge shoutout to Melisa Inez-Walker and Sam Pulvers of Distinction Gallery in Escondido. These two people have been my inspiration and have encouraged and believed in me even when I didn’t. The gallery has been and will always be a safe and creative space for me and all the artists they have taken under their wings. Rest in Piece Sam. I also need to give a shoutout to Alessandra Moctezuma, Professor at Mesa College. She is an amazing person, knowledgeable, encouraging, and always willing to listen and give advice. Her museum studies class is a wealth of working knowledge for artists. I’ve even considered taking it a third time!

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