About Me

Hello and thank you for officially taking the time to look at my page. :) I go by Jess mostly, in case any of you care. I'm sure you want to know a little bit about the person whose website you're looking at. So, first of all, I go to the Herron School of Art and Design thats located in Indianapolis, and I plan on placing my focus mainly on studying figurative drawing and various painting courses. I am very interested in the anatomy and structure of people. By the time I am done with college, I would love to become a studio artist or work in art museums. Although I say that now, I am prepared for whatever God has planned for me.  

Like I said, I go to Herron. I am planning on majoring in Painting, minoring in Art History, and minoring in Business. Aside from painting, I have a strong passion for working with people, drawing, photography, printmaking, and graphic design. I am a follower of Christ, and I believe God has given me these artistic talents to serve him and the people in my life during my time on earth.

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. Low prices and well as some high prices. Some of the pieces have a *
Not For Sale* included in the 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.



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