Earning a bachelors degree in Psychobiology with a minor in Art from Simmons College in Boston, MA in 2007, it wasn’t until 2010 that Jessica decided to pursue a career as an artist and learn the techniques of the Old Master painters in a classical atelier setting. She began her studies in Santa Fe, NM at the Ryder Studio School under the instruction of Tony Ryder. Jessica continued her art training in contemporary realism in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with artist William Martin until being accepted into the prestigious Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. After graduating from the Advanced Painting Program instructed by Angel Ramiro Sanchez, Jessica received the Fourth Year Prize and worked directly with the director of FAA, Daniel Graves. In her fourth year, Jessica also became an instructor for the first year Intensive Drawing program.
In 2018, Jessica was a Finalist in the 14th Annual Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition in the ‘Outside the Box’ Portrait Category.
Sculpting rich textures of unexpected color designed throughout adventurous compositions, Jessica aims to create visual magic while capturing pure emotion & unique beauty in her paintings.
Jessica uses our Callia and Seneca brush lines:
“Willow Wolfe’s Callia line of multimedia brushes helps me create the perfect finished look to my paintings. As a portrait painter, my style is very loose with defined brushstrokes & thick chromatic shapes creating an overall desired effect & feeling. But when its time to really focus on details and create the ‘magical touch’- such as carefully describing the subtle ‘softness’ of skin in a portrait- my Callia brushes make it so simple to really describe those details and put all the finishing touches on my painting creating the life-like ‘glow’ that brings it all together. The craftsmanship of these brushes are impeccable and I really am so so grateful to have these brushes in my permanent collection for years to come!”