Hello and thank you for officially taking the time to look at my website! My name is Jess, and I go to the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN. I am currently a sophomore and I'm majoring in painting and minoring in art history. My dream is to become a professional studio artist and/or work in art museums! This website serves as a place for me to document my work throughout my time at Herron. Aside from painting, I have a strong passion for working with people, drawing (specifically with charcoal), photography, and graphic design. 

If when looking through my gallery and you see a piece that interests you, I am always willing to negotiate a price for that piece. Some of the pieces have a 
*Not For Sale* caption. The ones that DON'T have the *Not For Sale* caption, ARE for sale. 

My Work

Feel free to look through my portfolio for a sample of my work. If you have any questions, please contact me.


------Some Random Non-Art Facts About Me------

 #1 Jesus is my Lord and Savior. My church, Harvest Bible Chapel, is founded on Jesus Christ and supported by four pillars. These pillars are not specific to Harvest Bible Chapel as they are derived from Biblical truths, but they help us understand and clarify what we are committed to as well as explain what we choose to emphasize throughout our church. These pillars will define our church at every level from children’s ministry to small groups. These four pillars are: 

1) Proclaiming the Authority of God's Word Without Apology.

2) Lifting High the Name of Jesus Through Worship.

3) Believing firmly in the Power of Prayer.

4) Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness. 


#2 I've been dating my boyfriend, Jake, for the past two and a half years.

#3 I am currently a Sales Representative for CUTCO Cutlery. It's the best job I have ever had by far.  I am part of The Leadership Academy, which is where I'm developing skills to become a branch manager .


Inspiration

"There is no substitute for experience. Art and design require mastery of many skills, investigation of many emotions, and exploration of many ideas. There are no shortcuts. Persistence is much more than talent. No matter how much talent you have nothing will happen without a sincere and sustained commitment to your work."
- Rick Paul, Internationally renowned sculptor

"Skills are very important, but nowhere near enough to make art. Definitely acquire the skills through whatever practice and education you choose and embrace it with discipline and have no attachment to success. Work as hard as you can. Don't ever compare yourself to others. Learn how to work on your work. The more you paint or sculpt or draw the more you will know what to do and the more you will develop your voice. Stay true to your work. Don't try to make art about things you don't know about, care about, or understand. Make art that you care about, because you believe it should exist."
-Alyssa Monks, Realism Painter

Influential Artists

Alyssa Monks
MC Esher
Titian
Michelangelo
Masaccio
Botticelli 
Fra Filippo Lippi
Verrocchio 
Leonardo da Vinci
Raphael