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There was a time you could find the child sorting through the sweater factory discards in Brooklyn, New York. J.L. admits to having been gathering materials since she was 8 years old. (It took 3 women 30 days to get her moving sale ready.) Her father was blacklisted illustrator who showed Hauer “robin’s egg blue,” purple-velvety morning glories on the chain link fence and the smell of ink on magazine pages. Mother dressed like a gypsy, wrote short stories and made dolls that “looked like mommy”. Her handsome son is a great dad/director of photography whose stylist wife creates beauty in portland, oregon. Although always doing “something creative”, Hauer pursued a “spotty amount” of art at UCLA, Ventura College and Santa Monica College . Lately she has taught Phds, veterans, Alzheimer patients, and artists needing “inspiration”.
Wanting to remain ambiguous and defying a label on her style, J.L. has worked mainly in mixed media. She has gone from lonely portrait collages to decaying cityscapes in wood. Her people figures (from one inch to 5 feet)have struggled, yet colorfully survived.
Her work has been shown at the Carnegie Museum, Santa Paula Art Museum, Buenaventura Art Association, (solo show, 1st place merit award – 3 years), Ojai Art Center, Ventura County Museum of History and Art, Spicetopia, Human Arts, Bridge St. of Cambria, Santa Barbara Arts, The farmer & the cook, and davis & taft/Montecito, Occasionally, she opens her studio on Main Street, Ventura. After a big career in business , she ran a childrens’ program where she was dubbed the 14 year “queen of kids art”. she has delivered art workshops through Santa Barbara City College/Adult education, Help of Ojai, city of ventura, santa paula art museum and to all who want to try something new.
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