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 attends conferences as a 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.