Jennifer Garant is one of the most highly licensed artists in the world. Her
Signature Chefs have been distributed world-wide on a wide variety of licensed
products for the home. Her art has been distributed on posters in over 50 countries
as well as on thousands of products for the home. Each year her collector base
grows as well as the companies that license her art for their products. |
Her figurative paintings capture the essence of whimsical charm and humor.
Though you can find her artwork in thousands of stores there is a huge demand
for her originals. There are collectors from all around the globe from Hollywood
celebrities , sports heroes, business icons to world renowned chefs. “I
guess the best thing for me to hear when someone looks at my work is that it
makes them smile, whether the characters are thin or larger than life they exude
humor, charisma, and charm”, Jennifer muses.
At the age of 27, Jennifer was commissioned by the Vancouver General Hospital
to paint what would become the largest mural in North America at the time.
Jennifer has done numerous sold-out shows and currently resides in La Quinta,
In January 2006, Jennifer’s painting “Faux Paw” was featured
on the cover of Art Business Today.
In the March 2006 Décor Magazine, in an article entitled “A League
of Their Own”, Jennifer was named top five women making a difference in
the art and framing industry.
Jennifer likes to work on heavy weight French paper as well as canvas where
she employs a special old world texturizing technique which gives a contemporary
image a look and feel as though it was been painted a long time ago. In a lot
of her work, you will spot her attention to detail and her flair and love for
scarves, shoes and fabric as well. Many of her chefs have wine and food and
also include the French influences of Paris as well as New Orleans. New Orleans
has been her favorite city since the first time she visited it. There is something
in the air and though it is a city I would liken it to a valuable work of art
only to be outdone by the charm of those who live there. I would like to think
that my artwork comes from the spirit of good food, good wine, good music, good
laughter and dancing and a good life . I love what I do and I hope that it shows.
Ravensburger HistoryRavensburger Spieleverlag GmbH is a German game company and market leader in the European jigsaw puzzle market.
The company was founded by Otto Robert Maier with seat in Ravensburg, a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. He began publishing in 1883 with his first author contract. He started publishing instruction folders for craftsmen and architects, which soon acquired him a solid financial basis. His first board game appeared in 1884, named "Journey around the world".
At the turn of the 20th century, his product line broadened to include picture books, books, children’s activity books, Art Instruction manuals, non-fiction books, and reference books as well as children’s games, Happy Families and activity kits. In 1900, the Ravensburger blue triangle trademark was registered with the Imperial Patent office. As of 1912, many board and activity games had an export version that was distributed to Western Europe, the countries of the Danube Monarchy as well as Russia.
Before the First World War, Ravensburger had around 800 products. The publishing house was damaged during the Second World War and continued to produce games in the years of the reconstruction. The company focused on children's games and books and specialized books for art, architecture and hobbies, and from 1962 grew strongly. The company started to produce jigsaw puzzle games in 1964, and in the same year opened subsidiaries in Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 1977 the company split into a book publishing arm and a game publishing arm.
Today there are approximately 1,800 available books and 850 games as well as puzzles, hobby products and CD-ROM titles at Ravensburger and its subsidiaries, which include Alea for "hobby and ardent game players" and FX Schmid for games and children's books. Ravensburger products are exported to more than fifty countries.
In September 2010, Ravensburger broke Educa's record for the world's largest jigsaw puzzle of 24,000 pieces. Ravensburger's new puzzle design by late pop artist Keith Haring titled, 'Keith Haring: Double Retrospect' breaks the Guinness Book of World Records measuring 17' × 6' built from 32,256 pieces and comes with its own dolly cart for toting.