Jessica is an internationally recognized artist, with a YouTube channel ranked #25 for oil painting as well as workshops filling from all over the world. She has won numerous national awards and honors. Jessica’s work has been featured on book covers, magazines and is eagerly collected from coast to coast and has been featured in many publications, including the December 2016, 2017, and 2018 issue of “Western Art Collector” as a featured artist in an articles, “Western Art East of the Mississippi”.
Jessica just finished filming an episode of the TV show called “Put Some Colour in Your Life” which is shown in over 16 countries with an audience of over 50 million worldwide. In the spring of 2019, Jessica filmed the final 12 episodes of the first season of her own television show called “Paint Your Adventure”, a show featuring the adventurous qualities of plein air painting in some of the most exciting parks and locations in the US and eventually the world. Jessica is collaborating with Emmy Award-winning producer, Jeremy Salo, with CLV Productions to develop the show. The pilot episode may be viewed on the Renaissance Creative Arts website.
Jessica’s career in art began early. At fifteen she began serious oil painting studies under the guidance of Harvey Schroeder and David Leffel. Jessica received her classical training at the Atelier LeSueur Studio School of Classical Art. In the spring of 1997, she moved to the Blue Mountains of Joseph, Oregon, where she became the owner and operator of The Joseph Art School. With 30 years of painting experience and 25 years of teaching experience, Jessica will meet you wherever you are in your journey with knowledge and understanding.
In 2017, Jessica and her business partner, Daniel Hill Riedel, developed a company called Renaissance Creative Arts, LLC. This is a business devoted to teaching art, inspiring, and giving back to the world. In conjunction with this, Jessica is the primary instructor in the Renaissance Academy of Fine Arts, an online art academy. Traveling the world Jessica extensively seeks out the best plein air locations to create unique art videos and teach workshops anywhere from Ireland to England to Australia.
Jessica has finished an exhaustive book (500 pages) covering all aspects of Classical Impressionism Volume 1. The first volume focuses on developing the artist from beginning drawing, to watercolor, plein air, portraiture, still life, and to advanced conceptual finished paintings at mastery level. Volume 2 will go above and beyond to advanced levels. With a determined commitment to bring the highest quality art education, Jessica presents a comprehensive artistic experience while encouraging art students to find their own unique voice.