Jenifer Higginbotham Prince grew up on the beach surfing, sailing and diving.
Her family encouraged her artistic talent, and she received training in art and painting at Santa Monica City College and UCLA. In 1978 she moved to Kauai for further inspiration and to surf. Her intense love of Hawaii's landscapes and seascapes inspired her to put these images to canvas. Jenifer paints outside in the impressionist plein air style. Her paintings are filled with expressive color and light, catching fleeting moments in time. She has participated in juried and solo art shows in Hawaii and California. Commercial art projects include Kauai Marriot Hotel, Kauai Marriot Beach Club, Princeville Ranch Stables, Yoga Hanalei, Ching Young Village Hanalei. She has completed several murals for private estates and businesses. Her oil paintings and plein air art can be found in collections worldwide.
I paint outside because I want to capture the light in a particular moment… a moment that has captured me somehow with its beauty. I am trying to express my joy, my awe, my love for what I am painting… and each time I go out to paint I discover something new. Painting is a way to slow down and really observe nature…to really see it fully and then to try and express what you are seeing on canvas. What could be better than painting outside in all the beautiful places of the world?
2015 "Maui Plein Air Invitational 2015"
2015 "Less is More Show 2015", Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Juried Entry
2014 "Maui Plein Air Invitational 2014"
2013 "6x6 Show 2013", Randy Higbee Gallery, Juried Entry
2013 "Less is More Show 2013", Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Juried Entry
2013 "Maui Plein Air Invitational 2013"
2012 "Small Works Show", Kauai Society of Artists
2012 "Less is More Show 2012", Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Juried Entry
2012 "6x6 Show 2012" , Randy Higbee Gallery, Juried Entry
2011 "Best of Plein Air 2011", Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Juried Entry
2011 "Kauai Plein Air Invitational 2011"
2011 "Remembering Andy Irons Benefit Invitational"
2011 "Lanai Plein Air Invitational 2011"
2010 "Less is More Show 2010", Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Juried Entry
2009 "The Wanderers Show", Parkside Grill Stinson Beach
2009 "Borrego Springs Invitational 2009"
2007 "Art Kauai", Kauai Society of Artists