About the Artist
She creates a visual impact using reflection, light, movement and vibrant colour, which, tied together, gives Jessica’s work a sense of fluidity and movement. A link can often be drawn between her paintings and the Cornish scenery; many of her pieces inspired by the incredible sunsets and unpredictable weather.
In contrast to her abstract work, in recent times she has begun to explore more figuratively, focusing on emotions and the female form. These pieces are often centred around body casting, using plaster of Paris on willing participants, exploring the curvaceous outlines of the upper torso. The final pieces are often enhanced with the use of feminine colours and adorned.
By studying the woman’s body in this way, Jessica hopes to portray the parts of her participants that are felt to be negative and often ‘ugly’ in a positive and beautiful manner. A wide variety of materials can be found in her art; acrylic paint, varnish, fabric paint for detail and often glitter.
With increasing interest, Jessica hopes to further her career by holding an exhibition in the near future. Jessica is relatively new to the art world but is sure to be successful with the charm and originality of her pieces.
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I was born in Japan but instantly felt that Cornwall is my spiritual home. The landscape, the sky, the weather and the people all combine to make Cornwall a place I want to be. Back home in Japan I work with natural stone and grind it down into powered to use as a paint material. I see the amazing granite of Cornwall as a perfect material to use in my art.
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Influenced by magic realism among numerous other things, I began to teach myself to paint before attending college in London. I create a kind of holistic patchwork of stories often through docufiction; the aim being to eventually develop a unique interpretation of life and the world.
My painting is an expression of my love of the land here in West Penwith, a connection with the beauty and power of the landscape. The paintings are in oil paint on board or canvas, and are realistic & representational landscapes of West Cornwall, but not in an entirely photographic way; they are hyper-real, or more than real.
My work is compiled, I build layer after layer, sometimes taking areas back to where I started, reworking or allowing the beginnings to be exposed. Layers are often thin and my tools are basic. Some papers and canvas may go through the press, some are hand pressed, all are painted and repainted.
Simon paints in an ‘Impressionistic’ painting technique in oils on canvas. Influences include several Impressionists and Post Impressionists, and subsequent artists such as Sargent and Brangwyn.