Recent Work Jessica grace art

Connection

The current series of paintings began as some simple color studies exploring red/green compliments.  From there I began to consider connection, reunion, unity, togetherness.  With quarantines from the global pandemic and renewed protests for racial justice and an end to police brutality, these are now hopes for a future that isn't here yet.  

relief
murmur
tenir
ampacity
reconciliantes_edited
reunida_edited
reunion_edited
reunited_edited
s'assoupir_edited
sparks_edited
in_joy_edited
ehlombe_edited
brazos_edited
intersection_edited
tied_edited
riposo, oil on wood, 10x24"
appoggiandomi

Muddy Waters

The series delves the metaphor of flood waters.  I began preparation for this series at the beginning of 2017 with lots on my mind about the world. A challenge on all levels, these pieces you'll see have an emotional edge to them that came in waves of the pieces.

overcome
swamped
Burst, oil on wood
buffeted, oil on wood, 36 x12"
buffeted
Plod

fauna

I began a series of portraits of turtles (a group of which is called a bail).  These strange and wonderful creatures have a special fascination for me.  They have these tough outer shells for protection, but are relatively gentle creatures.  They are beautiful, yet earthy.  This has lead me to some other creatures deer and more to come.

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crane
frog
keha 6, oil on wood
Kornjaca 5, oil on wood, 9x9"
Tartaruga 3, oil on wood, 6x18"
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Turtle 2, oil on wood, 6x5"
ayotl 7, oil on wood
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