Sheridan Russell Gallery
Jessica trained at Central School of Art and Nottingham University, during which time she travelled extensively. For seven years, she worked as a theatre designer at countless venues including the Bristol Old Vic, the Royal National Theatre and Greenwich Theatre. Since 2000, Jessica has worked exclusively as a British contemporary artist from her East Sussex studio. She exhibits regularly in and around London and has works in private collections worldwide.
“I work mainly with oil paint as it has exceptional properties: it gives colours solidity, lustre and depth, while its transparency makes wonderful glazes. I also use acrylic colour for its iridescence and metallic qualities, and its magical capacity to change or enhance overlying colours depending on the play of light on the picture, or the position of the viewer. Many of the paintings are created by a process of building up and scraping back layers of paint. Pouring liquid glazes onto the canvas forces me to work with complete spontaneity. I would probably describe my work as contemporary art or contemporary impressionism.”