Jenness Cortez is a mid-career artist with astonishing talent. Inspired by the light, color and form of the great masters, Cortez skillfully incorporates familiar images into exquisitely painted contemporary settings. By depicting artworks into her compositions, Cortez underscores a classic paradox of painting: the painting as a "window" into an imagined space, and as a physical object; both a metaphysical presence and a material entity. Her dynamic and rich compositions entreat the viewer's eye to move eagerly through these paintings again and again, savoring every nuance. Cortez chooses to utilize her talent for realism to illuminate the ordinary. As in the works of O'Keeffe or Estes, everyday objects become dazzling and luminous when reconsidered through her virtuosity. Far from being mere exercises in photorealism or replication, each Cortez work touches upon important questions about the nature of painting itself and the significance of art objects. Her work inspires viewers to rediscover, revalue and reintegrate their own creative force into the hurried regimen of modern life. Cortez's clients are knowledgeable and include important collectors known for their ability to choose artists whose careers become legendary.