An exploration into abstraction in its purest form

Jessie is an abstract painter and mixed media Artist, based in Bristol. She graduated with a Fine Art/ Art History Joint Honours degree from Plymouth University in 2007. Before moving to Bristol, she lived and worked in London, working in Art Education. Jessie has exhibited her abstract works in Bristol, London and throughout the UK.

Jessie has always been fascinated by abstraction and the concept of spontaneity forming the basis of her work. She is Intrigued with how we respond to painting and aims to explore how pure abstract work can generate visual energetic joy and pleasure. The excitement of the work and vivid compositions come from an instinctive response to that moment in time as well as developing reappearing patterns and marks.

This body of work experiments with the mixing of fluorescent paints, glitter and drawing materials to explore and enjoy the vibrancy of colour and texture. Improvising in response to the dynamics created when colours in different marks, textures and ratios are set with and against each other. The process is an intrinsic part of the painting, scratching into paint, drawing with different materials, layers of paint, mark making, more fluorescent paint, more glitter, making each piece vividly unique.