Born in Dalhousie New Brunswick, Jessie has loved drawing since she can remember. Her mediums of choice include graphite, coloured pencils and charcoal. Often, her drawings attain a high degree of finish and detail, reinforcing the connection to both graphic design and illustration.
In 2011, she was chosen to be a member of Team New Brunswick as a visual artist for the National Artists Program (NAP) for the Canada Winter Games. Her work has been shown in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Alberta.
Jessie received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Major in Fine Art, Minor in Drawing) from NSCAD University in Nova Scotia in 2012. The same year, she was selected as the winner for Nova Scotia in the 2012 BMO 1st Art! Student Art Competition for her drawing, The Fall. In 2013, her drawing Valmont, a portrait of her grandfather, was awarded the Kingston Prize’s People’s Choice Award.
Jessie currently lives and works in New Brunswick.
Line, tone, texture and color: four words that inspire and determine the direction of my art. Exploring and discovering new possibilities and techniques in drawing whilst building on traditional drawing practices enables me to create work that is both visually intriguing and uniquely my own.
My approach to drawing is all about solving problems as they arise and making the best of my skills and tools available.