Jennifer Viaene hails from Wisconsin, where she spent her career working with children with autism. In 2012, she moved to Tasmania. Inspired by the aboriginal-style dot art, she began painting for the first time at nearly 50 years old. After returning to the U.S., she settled in Destin and has shown her work in galleries across Florida’s Emerald Coast. In 2015, she opened Emerald Coast Gallery and Gifts, which houses her work along with many local artists works and her studio.