Jessica Manelis Member Since September 2009 Artist Statement I recently heard a speaker who said you should think back to when you were a child and tap in to what was fun and what you wanted to be when you grew up, and that is the key to your passion.
I have always wanted to be an artist, and although life has taken me down a slightly different path, I always come back to my creative self.
I have a degree in Illustration from Moore College of Art & Design and worked for several years as a graphic designer. When the commute became a drag and the job creatively stunting, I decided to move on.
I started taking photographs as a means of gathering reference photos for future paintings and art projects. I found myself on the computer, cropping and manipulating the photos and was having more fun doing that. The results were enticing.
I hope you enjoy my images and I would love to get your feedback.