Jen Leiner

Raleigh, NC

Jen Leiner has always been an oil painter by nature. Watching a blank canvas come to life with nothing more than pigment and a paintbrush is one of Leiner’s great joys in life. However, life happens. Following her son around to his various sporting activities limited Leiner’s time spent in her studio and she knew she had to find another creative outlet. She needed something portable and much less messy. As luck would have it, she stumbled upon the art of needle felting and it was exactly what she was looking for.

Now Leiner gets to watch a wire armature come to life with nothing more than wool and a needle to create beautiful lifelike animals. Leiner “paints” with wool.