Jessica Gordon is an emerging artist focusing on narrative figurative works. Jessica sought a creative outlet which led her to pick up a paintbrush for the first time. She fell in love with the idea of creating something entirely her own. Self-taught, she is paving her way, giving the viewer an insight into her mind and creative instincts.
Emerging strong, Jessica’s work can be found in multiple publications and selected for numerous shows throughout the United States. Her paintings are part of multiple private collections and she is represented by Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina.
Appreciative of the merited paintings she has created, Jessica looks forward to developing a thoughtful and continuously growing fine art career. Sharing her work has become a passion that drives her. “Over the years, art has become a good friend to me. It is a way of expression, a way of growth, and a way of escape in the most wonderful sense.”
Much of my work includes water as a theme. Water represents in all my work, a metaphorical character in the narrative; hope, longing, love, rebirth, confusion, turmoil, surrender etc.
It is important to me that my art is my own creation. My creative process starts with thumbnail sketches. This leads to setting up scenes to photograph for the source material; which includes gathering people willing to get wet, wardrobe, props, location, lighting etc. Ultimately, I assemble the components, adjusting until the vision in my head is captured or approximated. It is from there that I start the painting process.