About Jerolyn

Artist Jerolyn Dirks has lived for the past two decades on a small farm north of Bozeman.

Dirks earned a degree in fine arts from the University of California at Los Angeles.   During her career in illustration – she was known for images created for PetSmart stores, Iams Corporation and The American Humane Association. In 2008, after 18 years as an illustrator in watercolor, the artist switched to oils and plein-air painting.   This change of direction was a catalyst for a whole new body of work.

Jerolyn has participated in juried and invitational shows including:

C. M Russel Auction 2013

Oil Painter’s of America 2012 Western Regional Exhibition

Salon International Exhibition, Jury’s Award 2012

C. M. Russell Museum exhibition Historic Ranches of Montana 2012

Western Master’s Auction, Great Falls, Montana 2011 & 2012

American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition  2012 & 2011

Plein Air on the Yellowstone (People’s Choice Award)  2011

American Women Artist National Juried Competition 2011

National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Juried Exhibition 2011

Awards:

Salon International Exhibition, Jury’s Award 2012

Finalist RayMar Fine Art Competition August 2012

Finalist RayMar Fine Art Competition October 2012

Finalist RayMar Fine Art Competition November 2012

Honorable Mention Plein-air Salon September/October 2012

Honorable Mention Plein-air Salon  November/December 2012