Jessie has an Associate Diploma in Visual Art, majoring in Printmaking.
She has exhibited her work internationally, for example in Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Spain. Currently she has a solo exhibition in a mountain museum, the Apinarium, Galtür in Tirol, Austria. This exhibition will run until the end of August. As well as currently having work in the exhibition 'Ich,am Gipfel. Einen Alpinfrauengeschichte' in the Women's Museum in Meran, Italy.
She has lived for many years between Australia and Austria, currently based only in Austria. Always in the mountains and currently living in the middle of the Alps. Thus making it clear why she finds so much inspiration from the mountain landscape.
As well as finding inspiration in the mountains, the creative process also plays an important role to the finished work. She works predominantly on canvas, and uses canvas like a piece of paper. Un-stretched, liking the randomness of the structure which mirrors the randomness of nature. As well as for the reason being that her artworks comprise of both drawing and painting techniques. Using mediums such as charcoal, graphite, ink and acrylic. Building up the works in layers.
Her works portrays through the constantly changing light, seasons, moods the soul of the mountains, which being connected also to what is deep within herself, but also which can connect to each individual viewer in their own personal way.
I am deeply inspired by nature and specifically mountains. I have been painting mountains for many years but my work is changing constantly. Currently I am working predominantly in monotones between black and white. Sometimes blue is sneaking back in. I am a painter of light and shadow inspired by the connection between the mountains and the clouds. Which create such beautiful moods both dramatic and subtle.
For me it is not a goal to be hyper-realistic, but portraying mountains and conveying the mountains in they way I see and feel them, how they speak to me in their constantly changing moods, through influences of light and cloud, and seasons. Like painting the soul of the mountains, and also being closely connected with
my own life experiences. Conveying a mood is an important part of the overall artwork.