I AM BECAUSE HE IS.

For the last 5 years, I have made a living by traveling the country to paint live at weddings; celebrating and honoring the eternal aspect of marriage through the beauty of a live art performance.

More often than not, I continually struggle with a humbling sense of unworthiness to do what I love every day, while many talented artists feel trapped in a job they hate. I keep reminding myself “I am because He is” and this is what He has given me to do with this time. But at the end of my life, I want to know that I spent my life helping and encouraging others to believe in who they are – something in me keeps motivating me to share what I have been given. I know I need to help other talented artists find opportunities to experience the joy of live painting.

Joseph West Photography

Joseph West Photography

In this American culture, built on performance, materialism and an intensely competitive spirit, I want to foster a place for artists to grow in their identity and be seen for their god-given talents. That is why I am working on developing a curriculum for artists who want to try doing live painting, but just do not know where to start, or how to get their first wedding/event.

There are thousands of photographers and videographers and other creatives doing what they love – why not encourage painters to step into the light and reveal their gifts to the world. After all, we are created in God’s image and our gifts and talents are not meant to be hoarded for ourselves or locked behind closed doors – they are meant to be shared and celebrated in the light.

“We are because He is.”

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

- Marianne Williamson

Don’t miss the workshop I am doing October 5-6 in Denver, Colorado!

Come eat and drink and paint with me:)

Jennie Lou Art Workshop Oct. 5-6 in Denver, Colorado

Rachel Carter Photography

Rachel Carter Photography

For the last 5 years, I have experienced the highs and lows of a creative business entrepreneur. There is a raw reality as an artist begins climbing the mountain of doubt and insecurities facing most creative entrepreneurs. An often defeating tension arises when an artist attempts to maintain creative energy while pursuing the foundation of business. Over the years, I have noticed a growing number of talented artists who hope to start their own businesses, but just do not know where to start. I want you to know you are not alone, I have been there, and not too long ago – I want to use this weekend to offer what bit of wisdom 5 years of experience has given me. 

For now, shoot me an email with your contact information and I will send you more information as the details arise! jennieloupitts@gmail.com

Also, mark the date in your calendar - Oct. 5-6 in Denver, Colorado

Nashville Pups

Jennifer and Austin got married on the SAME day as Ashton and I last July... AND she goes by “Jenny”! She uses a million emojis and exclamation points (🥰🤩🤗), and makes me feel like I’m wayyy more important than I actually am! It was a joy and a pleasure to do this sweet painting for you both, Jenny and Austin!

I’m so honored:) Cannot wait to meet you one day!

BHLDN Opening!!

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WHAT A DREAM!!! I had so much fun live painting at the opening of Anthropologie’s BHLDN store at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, Colorado. I looked around and I could have purchased every single thing in the store! What a dream to work with my favorite clothing line. I hope to do more with Anthropologie in the future:) Thanks to all my friends who came to visit me at the opening!

Astorian Surprise - Houston, Texas

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First wedding of 2019!! - The bride’s parents hired me as a big surprise and we managed to pull it off! Mission accomplished - tears and big smiles! It was a challenge hunting down family members to paint in, but it made the painting that much more special. Dad’s request was to put a fluer-de-lis in the painting as a testament to their Louisiana roots... see if you can find it!

Meet Kate.

Through mutual artistic friends, Kate and I met in Charleston, South Carolina. Immediately, I felt so welcomed by her kind smile and sweet voice. With warm colors and delightfully inviting compositions, Kate’s artwork has quickly become popular and inspiring to countless artists. I’m currently saving up to purchase one for myself, and cannot wait to tell my visitors all about the artist and her wonderful heart. She also does lovely, live wedding paintings! I was so thrilled when she was willing to share her words for the “as you are series”.

Without further ado, Meet Kate!!

(and visit her website: katewaddellart.com)


I first came to know Christ when I was 17 & the 8 years that have followed have increasingly deepened my grasp on what it looks like to live in the Love of Jesus. I must admit, I’m not always comfortable talking about the fact that I am radically loved and adored by the Creator of the universe- but I want to be.


During my sophomore year of college, I began experiencing rather severe anxiety mixed in with depression. While it was and is still incredibly rough & difficult to go through, I have learned as Paul wrote “to rejoice in suffering”.

Those broken parts of my life constantly point me to the Cross.

I came to see during that year, that my desire to control had kept me from knowing the Peace that comes with the love of Jesus. While it’s still a daily battle, I really do have a peace that ‘surpasses all understanding’ knowing that the God of the universe died to know me & to lavish His love upon me.

Like many, I am continuously hearing the lie that I am not good enough. I’ve always felt like second best with most things – until the Spirit breathes His truth into my soul and mind.

To know that my name was written in His heart & that He called me to a life with Him always soothes & amazes me.

A. W. Tozer writes, “Nothing will or can restore order till our hearts make the great decision: God shall be exalted above all”. It’s in the moments of worship & thankfulness that my heart is the most satisfied. Anxiety is essentially rooted in selfishness & it’s exhausting constantly worrying about my future, what people think of me – if that one person remembers that weird thing I said 4 months ago. So, when I am the least bit focused on myself & instead dwelling in His presence, there is just an explicable Joy that comes from knowing His Love for me.

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As an artist, I am constantly aware of the beauty around me. Whether it be people, color or words, they point me to the Lord.

I remember one day this past May I was painting and as I was mixing a certain color, I was thinking how beautiful it was & then heard the whisper from the Spirit saying, “that’s how I feel about you”. I don't know if it’s the culture I live in or my own sin, but rarely do I genuinely believe that I’m a beautiful masterpiece. When, I remember that I am seen as God’s Beloved, and Christ’s forever, I can’t help but believe & know it.


The word ‘love’ is thrown around so much today. I think we’ve all become a little numb to its true meaning. Love without sacrifice remains numb and mundane. So, to realize that because God is Love, He then died the death I deserved so that I could live a life eternally with Him, it can’t help but change and satisfy my soul.

Our world indeed needs more Love, but not a love rooted out of self-will or selfishness. It is desperately crying out for the redemptive & satisfying Love of our Lord.


I’ve recently been in a mindset of extreme gratitude remembering I have been called by name into a life with Him. Each day & all that comes with it is a gift from above. It’s a chance to know Him deeper & to radiate His Love to those around us.

It has always been my prayer that art would point those that look at it to the grander artist, Himself, reminding them that above all He’s created, He calls us His masterpieces.

Visit her website: https://katewaddellart.com/

Parsley Energy 10th Anniversary

What a fun event in downtown Austin, at Austin City Limits Live, with Parsley Energy! It was truly a joy to paint for this group of people – they are genuinely kind and so supportive of my work! I want to work for this company full-time. Friendly and supportive clients make all the difference, not to mention painting to Robert Earl Keen singing in the background.

Thank you for having me!!

Photography: @azulox