Painter Jennifer Hartley draws her inspiration from the people, vegetation and idiosyncrasies that surround her, particularly those from Newtown, her funky, turn-of -the-century, Athens, Georgia neighborhood. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the southeast and nationally and featured in art and literature journals including Oxford American and Marco Polo Quarterly. Since receiving her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2009, Hartley has been on the faculty of the Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta, where she teaches courses in Drawing and Painting.