IT'S SO LOVELY TO MEET YOU!
hello, I'm Jessie
I’m a lifelong painter, illustrator, and artist with a deep-rooted passion for storytelling who gathers most of my inspiration from character-filled spaces and the earth's gentle tales. Based by the lake in Burlington, Ontario, my heart is drawn to gouache landscapes, botanical studies, architectural watercolours, and whimsical florals.
ever since I can remember
ART HAS BEEN MY HAVEN
As a high-scoring introvert, I’ve always felt most myself in my own company — so ever since I was little, I’ve been carving out quiet corners in elementary school art classes, dining room tables, and wobbly wooden desks. I love connecting with people, but I’ve always needed a place to retreat and recharge — and that’s where art came in.
As a homebody by nature, there is nothing more that I enjoy than a day fuelled by creativity, coffee, and sunbeams, with lots of breaks adventuring outside with my studio assistant (and best friend), Willow: a lovely little puppy with a gentle spirit and joyful presence. The inspiration I find in my daily wanderings with her — the seasons changing, historical architecture, wildflower and vegetable gardens, and countryside landscapes — are reflected in my illustrations!
a longing to reconnect with nature
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