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Hi, I'm Jessica
Hi, I'm Jessica
I like describing myself as a 'maker'.
Oh yes, I am an 'artist' and also an 'art teacher', but I love how broad and approachable the word 'maker' sounds to me.
I love 'makin' fine art, but I also
love makin' friends,
you get the idea!
I believe we are all born with the impulse and ability to create!
I feel the most alive when 1) I'm making stuff and/or 2) showing people how to make stuff! That pretty well sums up my professional and personal interests right there!
My career started as an elementary school art teacher after graduating from Taylor University in 2004. I taught full-time for seven years before stepping out of the public school system to be at home with my children and to also invest time into my own artwork.
It was during that time of professional transition that I launched my goal of painting 500 paintings. The goal was for me to grow as an artist by habitually painting several small paintings each week. The 500 Painting Project took me four years and by the end, I was 'up on the bike' as a professional artist selling my work at local fairs such as Broad Ripple Art Fair and Penrod and gathering a wonderful group of art collectors.
Today I enjoy a professional combo of painting/selling my artwork as well as teaching art in small-group settings for both children and adults.
I am thankful for the opportunities I have to share both my art and art-know-how with others!
"We cannot thank Jessica enough for absolutely capturing our story through our painting and making the process so fun & easy."
Derek & Alexandra
"We are speechless with how amazing our painting of our wedding chapel turned out, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You are truly so talented and we will be showing the painting off for the rest of our lives."
My husband and I really love Jessica’s artistic style, so the calendar is perfect for us to have beautiful artwork in our home!