Jennifer Swain Koach is a native of North Carolina. She studied art at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She worked as an Interior Designer for 25 years while continuing to paint. Living outside the U.S. for 20 years gave her much inspiration to draw upon and the opportunity to study today at the Student Arts League in New York City and with nationally recognized artists. This keeps her style fresh and always evolving. She now makes her home in Charleston, S.C. where she paints full time and exhibits in galleries around the U.S. "My subject matter varies. I like intense color and strong contrast. Each painting is a challenge to solicit an emotional response in the viewer. I generally paint with a positive outlook and a 'tongue in cheek' attitude."