at home with a minted artist: jennifer daily
Meet Jennifer Daily, Minted + domino’s featured monthly artist!
Published May 21, 2015 4:00 PM
Meet JENNIFER DAILY, creative spirit, painter, and Minted + domino’s featured monthly artist!
Growing up in sunny California, Jennifer Daily had plenty of
inspiration when it came to the arts. She began painting in junior
high, and went on to complete a degree in graphic design at the
University of California, Davis. Following graduation, Daily made
the move to San Francisco, for a brief stint in web design.
Feeling the need to pursue a craft more heavily influenced by the
arts (plus one that didn’t require hours spent in front of a
computer), she began a floral design business, catered towards
weddings in the Bay Area and surrounding wine country. Fast
forward a few years later, Daily, along with her family, made a
move to the suburbs. She began painting out of a converted
backyard workshop-turned studio, living an artist’s dream!
Here, she touches on her inspirations and the secret to a
WHERE DO YOU FEEL
Inspiration is not about being in a specific
space, you can find it anywhere and
everywhere. I have to be in the right
mindset and mood to see it. I love walking
around San Francisco taking photos, or
leafing through vintage children’s books
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR
When I was a kid, I drew up plans for a dream house – it was a mansion where each room had its own theme. I have such an appreciation for diverse styles. As a mom, I strived to create a space that’s paired down, contemporary, beautiful yet functional. I leave the experimenting to my art.
WHAT MAKES A HOME BEAUTIFUL?
Lots of natural light, art on the walls, books, photos, and signs of people living a happy life there. It doesn’t hurt if a home smells of freshly baked cookies!
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
I’m not much of a collector, but I do have several pieces of art that I hold close.
ON WHAT ITEMS DO YOU SCRIMP?
Anything that could possibly be destroyed!
Rugs are up there on the list.
ON WHAT DO YOU SPLURGE?
I don’t tend to splurge on a lot because
of my kids and dogs – I don’t want to have
to worry about items breaking. We’ve spent
a lot of time remodeling, so I wouldn’t mind
spending a little extra on investment pieces.
FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?
A family lake house in northern Idaho, which
we frequent every summer.