Originally from Bedford, NH Jessica is a BA at UNH with a concentration in oil painting.
I am a naturally curious and observant person, I think that is what has attracted me to painting the most. Painting allows me to explore the world with shape and color. When beginning a painting I feel that I have a vision of how I want the end product to look. It is always an exciting endeavor to confront my perception and become unbound, letting go of my initial expectations.
Painting has taught me discipline and patience; it is both a responsibility and a creative escape. A recent focus of mine has been portraiture. I find it to be the most fascinating and relatable subject to paint. People are so expressive of their personality and emotions, it is an exciting challenge to try and capture that.