Jennifer Polan learned to draw and paint in Connecticut from her uncle and grandfather. She studied art at Philadelphia’s Tyler School of Art during high school and has a Bachelors of Fine Art in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. Jennie has also taken many continuing education classes at RISD since graduation.
She also received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College. She works as a Registered Nurse at Rhode Island Hospital in an adult surgical/trauma unit.
Her artwork has been published in books by Macmillan and Thomas Nelson, as well as in Ladybug Magazine. She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Jennie lives in Cranston Rhode Island and is working on several picture book projects.