Meet Jenell

Jenell Willey is a freelance artist & art instructor living in Tyaskin MD

Jenell Willey is a freelance artist and art instructor. She enjoys drawing, painting, and various other arts! Much of her inspiration comes from animals and nature. She shares her passion of creating at workshops from her home studio, “In The Art Room”, located in Tyaskin MD, as well as various locations and programs throughout the Eastern Shore.


Art Instructor

I have loved art for as long as I can remember and began teaching 15+ years ago. I find a lot of joy in being able to share this creative outlet, where you’re always allowed to be yourself, with others! I believe everyone is capable of making or creating some type of art and I aspire to help students discover this ability within themselves.


Though mainly self taught in many mediums and forms of art I have also participated in several workshops and taken lessons from various artists on different subjects and mediums. Most of my current work is completed in pastels, watercolor, and graphite or charcoal. I also enjoy the occasional acrylic painting and sculpture/3D piece!

Programs & Events

Bringing the art to you! Besides teaching art lessons and classes out of my home studio, I also hold events at your location – paint parties, workshops, crafts, and programming. I can custom make a project to fit your event or program or you can choose from my list of most popular classes. Available for children, adults, & seniors!


Art Instructor

2005 – Present

I began teaching art as a teenager, to just a few students, and over the years it has formed into a full time job! Currently, I teach between 40 & 60 students on a monthly basis. Many in private lessons or small groups at my home studio. In addition, I also hold classes and programs through other locations on the Eastern shore, such as; Libraries, Assisted Living Facilities, 4-H, Homeschool Co-ops, Campgrounds, The Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art, Local Businesses, and more!

Freelance Artist

2010 – Present

In Addition to teaching I also enjoy completing commissioned pieces of art. Though, I mainly work in traditional artist mediums to create custom drawings and paintings, I also complete various other commission pieces such as logos & design, painted furniture, jewelry, painted wine glasses, or any other art related project you may need done! You can view my artwork and commissioned pieces here.

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh