Jordyn Bentley is a self-taught artist originally from Perry, MI and now residing in Lansing. Jordyn has loved to draw since she could pick up a pencil. Drawing was her first love before discovering in high school that she could paint when she had to compete with her classmates for a government class in a reproduction of a Norman Rockwell painting. Jordyn chose his "Moving Day" piece, and received 1st place in the contest. It was then that painting became her main focus. When Jordyn creates, it is from her innermost self. It's her entire being. She is in love with what flows out of her, and it is often mindless at the beginning, or sometimes the whole time she is creating. It is just who she is.
Jordyn competed in the regional Assemblies of God Fine Arts Festival as a child, and received a rating of Superior with Invitation for her oil pastel picture of a cross, which put her in position to proceed to the national finals. She learned her techniques by hands-on and by researching specific information about what interests her and about famous artists she wanted to emulate. Jordyn is a Christian and believe her artistic ability is a gift from God. She wants to glorify Jesus and bless people with the beauty God has enabled her to create. Her work was also seen at the Walking In A Winter Wonderland Holiday Market in Downtown Lansing in 2021.
Jordyn comes from a family of artists. Her late Grandfather was an artist who drew & painted, eventually owning and operating his own commercial screen printing business. Jordyn remembers that he was in awe of her art when she was young and was always telling her mom "she shouldn't be able to do that." Jordyn’s uncle is also an artist and is in the screen printing business. Her sister and mother are artists as well, with her sister holding a dual degree in interior architecture and interior design, and her mother being a layout artist in graphic design. Jordyn’s goal is to have her own studio to work in and have her artwork be her livelihood.
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