studio : 20 Vernon Street, #83 (7th floor)
web : Jessica-Meuse.com
2015 Acrylic 20x24 inches
2016 Acrylic 30x40 inches
2015 Mixed Media 30x40 inches
2015 Acrylic 24x30 inches
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Growing up in an artistic family I was encouraged to express myself. I first discovered color photography; the patterns, textures and colors that are found in nature excites me. I later went on to being an equestrian, where I learned about rhythm, confidence and being bold. My mind’s eye sees everything a little differently, I find color and vibrancy in everything that I see, and apply my love of and experience with color from my photography. I like implementing the absence of local color in my pieces. As a former photographer, I enjoy painting differently from what I can photograph, I believe that my paintings should be truly how I see the world and see colors, and not necessarily the colors in reality.
I have found a passion for portraits, the expressions on people’s faces are fascinating and ever telling of who they are and how they live. Not only is it beautiful, but it is real. I started to become interested again in painting nudes after my residency in New York City, I realized that my figure painting is just nude portraiture, I am very interested in continuing to explore this.
Jessica is a full-time professional painter who lives and works in Boston and has an art studio at Vernon Street Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts. Growing up in an artistic environment with several artists in her family had many advantages. Her mother was an art teacher and professional artist, her grandfather was a painter who painted with a small group of highly collectible listed artists. In high school and college, she studied color photography and was interested in color, movement and texture. She has studied at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Museum and Danforth Museum. She was fortunate to have studied under the late Ati Gropius, daughter of Walter Gropius, architect and founder of the Bauhaus art school in Germany. On Prospect Street in La Jolla, she worked at a fine art gallery. She has painted in exotic and diverse locations including the mountains and rainforest in Costa Rica, National Parks in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, farmlands in Vermont, and New York City. Her body of work includes abstract and figural work with an emphasis on energy, expression and color.
Recent shows include one man, group, invitational and many juried exhibits which she received awards and sold artwork, including DeCordova Museum, Danforth Museum, Attleboro Arts Museum, Warwick Museum of Art, Somerville Museum, Dacia Gallery, Galatea Fine Art, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Newburyport Art Association, Berkshire Hathaway in Beacon, NY, Inside-OUT Gallery, Gallery 55, Spring Bull Gallery, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. She recently attended an artist residency with Dacia Gallery in NYC’s Lower East Side. She also participates in the Somerville Open Studios at Vernon Street Studios and Brickbottom Artists’ Studios. Her artwork is in many collections throughout the United States, Europe and South America, she has sold through art galleries, her art studio, and online. She has a loyal following of supporters and buyers.