Jessie was born in Melbourne in 1975.
Studied Visual Art at TAFE after finishing school. Completing an Associate Diploma of Visual Art,
Majoring in Printmaking.
From Melbourne, Australia, currently based in Tirol, Austria.
Deeply inspired by the natural world, with a focus on mountain landscapes. The constantly changing light, moods, seasons in the mountains offer a constant stream of inspiration. Jessie feels strongly connected to the mountainous landscape and her artworks are influenced by what she sees in connection to what she feels. A painter of light and shadow, conveying an impression or a mood. Bringing an impression of the true soul of the mountains to everyone.
Her current works are painted/drawn on un-stretched canvas predominantly, that she deliberately crumples to add texture, which is an important part of the finished artwork. Giving them a natural and free look without constraints. Using various mediums such as graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic combining both painting and drawing techniques to build up the artworks in layers, trying to achieve a sense of depth and translucency in her artworks.
She has spent most of her life in the mountains, growing up in Australia and through a life of travel and skiing between Australia and Austria.
Jessie is working/exhibiting internationally. Countries that she has exhibited in are England, Australia, Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Spain. And currently has work in the Womens Museum Meran, in South Tirol, Italy. And succeeded in the juried selection process to exhibit at The Other Art Fair in LA this March and previously last year in October and recently for ArtRooms Fair in London this past January.
She has work in private collections throughout Europe, Australia, and the USA.