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 wood shop, 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 25 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 designing and painting
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
for their Christmas productions 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.


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 that same year 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 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 art at Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL God opened the door 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado.
She continues to illustrate for many non-profits.
Yet, she also enjoys painting the simple pleasures of daily life…flowers, still-lifes, landscapes and of course, more people.

 Jennifer has spoken in radio interviews, 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.