Jen is a born and raised New Englander, currently residing in coastal Connecticut. From a very young age, she learned how art and design can bring energy and meaning to a space and the people in that space.
Jen studied fine art and graphic design at Boston University while achieving a degree in psychology. She then went on to attain a master's degree in art therapy from Lesley University. She's worked for over 15 years in nonprofits. During that time she moved from the Boston area to Connecticut and had two children, Macklin and Ronan. In 2015, just following the birth of her second child Jen started Mack & Ro, working out of a small studio in her home.
Inspiration and Process
Jen's creative process is largely influenced by her coastal New England roots and surroundings. She finds inspiration in the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of the coast. This translates into her work through bright and neutral colors, as well as texture by layering and scraping paint to create a raw seaside vibe. Jen rarely uses a paint brush - her primary tools are palette knives, rollers, tape and her own hands.
Mack & Ro Today
In January, Jen opened The Studio at Mack & Ro in the heart of Black Rock, Connecticut with Jessica Sokol and Lauren Daly. The Studio offers original art, wallpaper, and products for you and your home, all designed by Jen Scully with the coastal laid back vibe she's known for.
A Message from Jen
I so appreciate your visit here to learn more about me and my work. My hope is to bring a little bit (or a lot) of HAPPY to your space!
For those of you who are looking for a something with a more personal touch to fit your space, please inquire about a commissioned piece.