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 foe 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 25+ artists and her studio.