relaxing pastime during her long first career. On retiring from high tech in the
mid-1990’s, Jessica began her second career as a professional artist. In 2002 she
moved to Arizona, where her work was shown by Sedona Spirit Fine Art Gallery and
acquired by collectors throughout the Southwest and Europe.
Her first major painting was an interpretation of a character from Celtic mythology,
and until recently, all of her work reflected her love of the art and legends of
ancient peoples. On moving to Arizona, she fell in love with Native American tales
and imagery and painted her vision of their characters with acrylics in the intense
and vivid colors of the Southwest.
Jessica and her husband returned to California in 2006, settling in the Santa
Cruz mountains south of San Francisco. Reflecting her change of location from the
arid Southwest to the lush California coast, Jessica’s style and subject matter also
changed. Her current collection presents California landscapes and seascapes, primarily
in oils, rendered realistically in the broader palette of California’s thousand hues
of green, the subtle shades of rain and fog, and the shadows of lingering twilight.
She paints from her own photographs, most of which are taken within an hour’s drive
from her home.
Since returning to California, Jessica has shown her work at various art and
wine festivals, Open Studios, several exhibitions at the Santa Cruz Art League, and
at Boulder Creek Art.