Jennifer Boeke Art
                                      Creating and Creatively Publishing Art since 1983

     

About Us

This husband/wife team started in 1975 when they married…Jennifer painted and Henry (a woodworker and buggy maker by trade) marketed her work at secular art shows. All that changed when they became Christians in 1983, and Jennifer started to visually tell the stories of the Bible with a fresh approach that would draw people in to seek more about the Author. They began Morning Glory Art, (later renaming the ministry Jennifer Boeke Art in 2010), changing their focus from just making money to helping feed people both spiritually and physically using art. Testimonies soon came back to them of an abortion prevented, a deathbed salvation, and a suicide stopped, in part because of the message portrayed in her prints and cards.

 God blessed their efforts as their goal became to make this art available and affordable to everyone. In 1986 they stepped out in faith, sold the woodworking tools, moved the studio into the woodshop, and Henry’s office into the old chicken coop! They began working with various non-profit ministries on numerous projects in a variety of venues, moving hearts to compassion and action. Glory to God, over 20 million pieces incorporating Jennifer’s art have been used with very fruitful results; raising awareness and funds for those organizations. To this day, they continue to come along side pro-life organizations, rescue missions and other ministries…Jennifer creating illustrations which depict those outreach’s particular purposes…and Henry helping design/consult on promotional projects.

Over the decades their vision has increased…literally as Jennifer began creating live, illustrative paintings for worship services, banquets, retreats, etc.. These life-size paintings, accompanying narratives and/or music, visually enhance the meaning of the service or event. Growing ever larger in her range of painting mediums and surfaces, she started fashioning indoor and outdoor murals, for churches, businesses and civic projects. Since 2003, Jennifer has worked annually with the creative team at Lincoln Christian University, on full-scale theater set designs and painting, props and accompanying promotional pieces…one of her favorite jobs!

From that time in the wilderness when God redirected their focus, He has provided their needs and changed their wants. Humbled and grateful for how He has used them, they will continue to trust and obey.

BIOGRAPHY        

When someone asks Jennifer Boeke how long it takes to paint a work of art, she often replies, “All my life.”

For it is the places she has lived, the people she has known and the work experiences of a lifetime that come together

to help create new paintings.

 Jennifer’s journey began in Fort Collins, Colorado where in 1975 she received her BFA from Colorado State University. She and Henry married and had two sons while living in the mountains of Washington State. It is there Jennifer began to create from her heart; painting people of all ages, races, and cultures in the various shapes of daily life. This expanded into depicting the stories of those in need…the homeless, the lonely, the frightened. Many of these illustrations, with artist’s thoughts, are the result of times spent as an advocate or director at Pregnancy Resource Centers since 1998. These images, in a variety of formats, have been used extensively and internationally by numerous non-profit Christian and secular organizations to raise awareness and funds for their causes. She has worked as a free-lance illustrator and graphic designer for numerous publications, civic groups, and commercial businesses.

 For two decades the Boekes lived in the mid-west where Jennifer’s work literally enlarged; she began painting large-scale public murals (over 20 to date). While teaching at Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL the door opened to painting “Live Illustrations” for church services, conferences and fund-raising banquets; creating life-size illustrations which compliment the worship and/or sermons. She has designed and painted full-stage theater sets, backdrops and props for the LCU’s major Christmas productions the past twelve years.

 Coming full circle, Jennifer and Henry have returned to live in Aurora, Colorado. She continues to illustrate for many non-profits. Volunteer work as a client advocate at Alternatives Pregnancy Centers provides inspiration for more paintings to help the pro-life causes. Yet, she also enjoys painting the simple pleasures of daily life…flowers, still-lifes, landscapes and of course, more people.

 Jennifer has spoken at churches, women’s events, and youth groups since 1986, telling of the journey of their ministry of art…the motivation behind it all, the joys and the trials they have known.


                                                                     Partial list Of CLIENTS

NATIONAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:           

  International, National, State & Regional

      Pro-Life Organizations

   AGRM & Regional Rescue Missions

   Child Evangelism Fellowship

 MURALS AND COMMERCIAL PAINTINGS:                            

   Family Life Center, First Christian Church,

         Champaign, IL

   Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln, IL

   Christian Homes Retirement Community,

            Lincoln,   IL

   IL Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

   Sterling Illinois Mural Society—

      American Legion

   Veteran’s Museum Marshfield, Wisconsin  

   Guzzardo’s Restaurant, Lincoln, IL

   C.J.’s Restaurant, Bloomington, IL

   Cookie’s Bakery, Lincoln, IL  

   Billboard Illustrations / Logo designs

   Private Home murals

 

Teaching:

Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL

New Life Christian High, Rockford, IL

Private lessons…not to mention the tips she gives to those watching her paint murals!

Live Illustrations:

    Heartbeat International Conference, Dallas

    Care Net National Conference, Denver

    Sioux Falls Rescue Mission, Sioux Falls SD

    Panama City Rescue Mission, Panama City, FL

    Nat’l Missionary Convention, Peoria, IL

    Alpha Center PRC, Ft. Collins, CO

    Hannah Center for mothers and children,      

              Marshfield, WI

    Cornerstone Church, Marshfield, WI

    Calvary Church, Longmont, CO

    The River Church, Lyons, CO

    Jefferson St. Christian Church, Lincoln, IL

    Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL

    Lincoln Christian Univ. Women’s Conferences

    Grace Place Ladies’ Retreat, Estes Park, CO

      Heart to Heart Pregnancy Clinic, Elk City OK

    Tower Community Fellowship, Aurora, CO

 

SET DESIGN / PAINTING:                                                                    

   2003-2015 Christmas in the Chapel Productions,

Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL

 

Magazine/book ILLUSTRATIONS:

     Focus on the Family       AGRM

     Christian Standard Publishing

     Intervarsity    Christ for the Nations   TEAM                    

     Independent Authors