She taught art to students in grades Pre-K through 8 for 23 years in Catholic Schools, and currently teaches both children and adults at her studio Artful Expressions in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Jessica has always had a passion for art and she attributes her success to having such a supportive family. Her inspiration for most of her work is nature. When she is not teaching or making art, she spends time hiking and exploring the outdoors. Her painting style has evolved over the past few years. Throughout the pandemic her work has become more expressive and abstract. She explores a variety of color and size, and shapes of canvases.
“I have become aware of emotions I never knew existed. Sometimes as I am painting I travel back to childhood or some other place in time. It can be happy and joyful, and other times I find myself tear-filled. I find it fascinating that I am able travel to so many places at times, but never leave my studio. I feel as though I am discovering myself and learning more each day about who I am and what I want out of life.”
Jessica has exhibited at the Wickford Art Association and Warwick Center for the Arts, and will be exhibiting her abstracts at the Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport Greenspace Gallery from January through May 2022. She continues to build a large body of work and looks forward to debuting a solo exhibition.