When Jessica was a child, she travelled around with her art suitcase creating wherever she went. She has always loved colour, patterns and design! Travel inspires her creative mind. Her love of travel has led her to Europe, Mexico, Australia, South East Asia including Thailand, where she lived teaching English at a Buddhist school.

Originally from the West coast of Canada, Jessica has rekindled her passion for art while travelling back to the Pacific Ocean. It was there that her abstract style found its beginnings on a floating fishing lodge off the coast of Vancouver Island. Inspired by the whales, water, peacefulness of the sea, Jessica’s imagination created patterns while watching the floating algae on the water. This became the template for the intricate patterns of her watercolour and ink artwork. Thousands of tiny dots combine to form the big picture.

After a few years of creating these designs, Jessica found her love for clay. Working with her hands to incorporate abstract designs into her hand-built pottery pieces feels very natural. Jessica loves the rawness of the clay as it is messy and flexible. To see her creations emerge from the kiln for the first time is exciting! You never know what is going to come out. For Jessica’s next project she would love to create a very large-scale clay piece.

Jessica currently lives in Almonte on the Mississippi River, she feels so fortunate to live in this wonderful artistic community.

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” Pablo Picasso