JENNIFER SANSOSTI | brooklyn to brooklin
Native New Yorker and Honors Illustration Graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Jennifer grew weary of city life over time and was ready to explore new paths by her mid twenties. In June of 2010 she ventured to Maine on a whim (having never been here before) and fell in love with its gorgeous terrain and wildlife. A month later she put a down payment on a large parcel of land, and in April of 2011 she moved to Maine and settled on her homestead in her solar powered house she built from shipping containers. Which is now available for seasonal rent!
Making Maine her home and excited to learn new skills she began to explore the world of sailing. As she spent more time on the water her interest to venture below its surface took hold.
During her winters in the Bahamas she began SCUBA diving & instantly became obsessed with the sport and photographing the underwater world. It made her admire the ocean more so than ever before.
Pairing her love for multi-media art with her passion for the sea, marine life, nature and exploration creating the show “STICKS & STONES” was a fun and enlightening journey.
She feels blessed to swim, sail and live alongside the plants, animals and natural elements that inspire her work. She is an advocate for ocean conservation and wildlife protection, so 10% of all art sales featuring birds will be donated to the Stanwood Birdsacre Wildlife Sanctuary, in Ellsworth, Maine.
She has ventured to far corners of the globe from Antigua to Tasmania with many stops in between…but no place on Earth can compare to Maine and she’s excited to share with you the beauty that surrounds her through her art and photography while living her vida del mar here in Brooklin.