US Capitol in Scratchboard by Lindsey Jaeger

Scratchboard Demonstration

in the Capitol Rotunda

February 20, 2018

Lindsey Jaeger Solo Exhibition March 2018
Artist Lindsey Jaeger Provides Workshops
"Broken" in acrylic by Lindsey Jaeger

Lexington Gallery Hop

May 18, 2018

wildflowers & wildflife in scratchboard, oil, acrylic, & ink

2018 Workshops

Each of the March 2018 workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boone County Public Library Main Branch, located at 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Kentucky 41005. While at the BCPL, visit Lindsey’s solo art show “Reflecting Nature: The Art of Lindsey Jaeger”, which will be on exhibit from March 9 through March 31, 2018. To register, please contact Kate Sowada, community events liaison, via (859) 292-3393 or

Spark Creativity! 03.12.18

Exploring the Principles of Art: Applications in Fine Art and Life

March 12, 2018

The principles of art are used not only to organize the elements of art, but also to boost creativity and to act as catalysts for lives filled with harmony, balance, and variety. In addition to sharing her personal journey and influences, Jaeger will provide participants with creativity and balancing prompts for private, personal response. Participants will be encouraged to engage in group activities grounded in the principles of art. The goal of this class is to spark creative, divergent thinking that can be applied on-the-job, in the intentional design of our lives, and in the arts.

To register, please contact Kate Sowada, community events liaison, via (859) 292-3393 or

Draw It! 03.19.18

Drawing Workshop: Improving Compositions for Your Next Painting or Drawing

March 19, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Are you ready for something beyond “step-by-step” paint-on-canvas classes? In this workshop for beginners and mid-career artists, Lindsey Jaeger will review the elements and principles of art and demonstrate applications of these elements and principles to improve compositions. Participants will be provided with paper and charcoal to participate in observation sketches. Jaeger will also provide attendees with several exercises to try at home. The goal of this workshop is to prepare participants with a plan to become better at drawing or painting by building confidence in creating their own compositions. WARNING: charcoal is messy, dress accordingly.

To register, please contact Kate Sowada, community events liaison, via (859) 292-3393 or

Observe It! 03.26.18

Drawing Workshop: Beginning Nature Journaling

March 26, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

In this workshop for nature-lovers regardless of current artistic skill level, Jaeger will walk you through her process of observing and capturing nature on paper. Interwoven through the artistic demonstration, Jaeger will present her synthesis of Charlotte Mason’s approach to nature study discussed in her book Home Education, Vol. 1; Dr. Scott Sampson’s campaign for more nature mentors presented in How to Raise a Wild Child; and Aldo Leopold’s call for conservation in A Sand County Almanac. Participants will receive a nature journal and pen with which to practice making marks based on observations of found objects. Although Jaeger will bring a collection of natural material to share, attendees are encouraged to collect and bring 2-5 items found in nature.

To register, please contact Kate Sowada, community events liaison, via (859) 292-3393 or


Reflecting the Family in acrylic by Lindsey Jaeger

Solo Art Show

Mallards in Scratchboard

Is Making Art a Duty or an Indulgence?

Over the last year or so, well-meaning friends have scolded me for not painting more often … as if I were a public trust with a duty to create. Like everyone else, I have a very full schedule. (I am a practicing patent attorney; dedicated wife, mother, and daughter; and an artist.) I have used […]

What to do with a long wall? 

Maybe it’s just me, but spacious new homes are fantastic until you’ve unpacked the boxes, looked around, and discovered you don’t have anything for those expansive walls. What’s worse? If you’re like me, you can’t solve the problem on your own with a credit card. Whether it’s in the great room, loft, hall, or basement, […]

30 Scratchboards in 30 Days

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Day 30 – 30 Scratchboards in 30 Days

Today, I chose to draw the dogwood blossom. We had the most magnificent wild dogwood tree on our family farm in Taylor Mill, Kentucky. I remember that it was this time of year when we would collect sugar maple syrup sap in a grove near that tree. In a few months time, if it still […]

Day 29 – 30 Scratchboards in 30 Days

“Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” Matthew 10:29 “So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:31

About the Artist

LINDSEY JAEGER (née Kiser) is a visual artist, a practicing attorney of intellectual property law, wife, and mother. An amateur naturalist, she enjoys creating images of wildlife, wildflowers, and landscapes in oil, acrylic, scratchboard, and pen and ink. Recently appointed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to the Kentucky Arts Council, she has enjoyed the detail, light, and drama that may be captured in the unforgiving scratchboard medium for close to 25 years and is an active member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists.

Lindsey Jaeger produced thirty scratchboards in thirty days, #30paintingsin30days, in January 2017. The scratchboard drawings are 5″x5″  and around the theme of #KentuckyWildlife and #KentuckyWildflowers and will be on display during her live demonstration in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Kentucky on February 20, 2018, as part of the commonwealth’s celebration of Kentucky Arts Day (#KyArtsDay2018).

Today, she is committed to a new series for her upcoming solo exhibition, “Reflecting Nature: The Art of Lindsey Jaeger”, which will be on display at the Boone County Public Library Main Branch in Burlington, Kentucky from March 9 through March 31, 2018.

She has completed about 20 murals in public spaces and many more in private residences in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Jaeger’s fascination with understanding nature and her budding artistic talents led her to enter and ultimately win Kentucky’s first Junior Duck Stamp Contest with her acrylic painting of a pintail entitled “Pin Stripes.” She published her first limited edition print of her acrylic painting, “Kentucky in Bloom,” in the same year.

Jaeger earned her undergraduate degree in fine art with minors in biology and chemistry from Georgetown College, where she won the coveted “Best of Show” in the Annual Student Art Show. She studied 19th Century British art history under the late Ilaria Bignamini and drawing at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford in England. She studied portrait painting under a former president of the Royal Academy of Portrait Painters.