Jennie Kilcup

Artist | Jennie Kilcup Watercolors | Boise, Idaho

Hello! I am Jennie Kilcup, a watercolor artist based in Boise, Idaho. I’m at my happiest painting away in my studio, my teapot is simmering nearby, my two Goldens are at my feet (literally) and there’s usually a scented candle flickering, so that all the “homey” vibes are spillin’ all over me. I love steak and potatoes (true Idaho girl), a good yard sale (raised on ‘em), golfing, my darling husband, Luke (met on the golf team), Stanley and Emmett, our Goldens, and well, that cat, Ace. I’m proud to call myself a native Idahoan, born and raised in world-famous Sun Valley. It was there, surrounded by the mountains of central Idaho, where I played, explored, and grew a love for all of creation and its inhabitants. Family road trips further cultivated my sense of the outdoors, and gave me inspiration that tucked itself away in my memories until I took up painting full-time. As early as I can remember I was always coloring or drawing. My mother enrolled me in art lessons when I was eight, and it was there that water colors took hold of me, or….I just gave in to my DNA. I seek to capture the vibrant essence of life in watercolor, whether in the beauty of nature, preserving family memories, pet portraits, iconic images, or commercial design. The colors will astound you, the whimsy will sneak up on you.