Jennifer Overholser's artwork ranges from graphite and charcoal drawings to printmaking and plaster, mixed media and found object sculptures. In her work she explores the expressive qualities of different mediums. Born in Corvallis, Oregon on May 24, 1975, Jennifer spent much of her early childhood living in small, old houses surrounded by fields and trees, often with chickens, goats, or horses nearby. She was encouraged from a young age to follow her heart and pursue her creativity.

In 4th grade she received recognition at the Young Authors and Artists' Conference for a torn-paper picture of a cat she had made. In 5th grade the Corvallis Arts Center displayed a pencil drawing she had made of a pelican. Encouraged by these experiences, she practiced drawing religiously for the next few years, developing her realism techniques with pencil drawings of her favorite rock stars.

Later she studied art at Linn-Benton Community College, where several of her still life drawings were displayed in the South Santiam Hall Gallery. She currently makes wire and gemstone jewelry, and has studied drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and photography at Oregon State University, where she will be graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art.