Jessie Rasche, Brookings Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement I love showing and selling my work online. I have made many collector and artist friends through this process, and feel that I know each of my collectors. I'm so grateful for all the positive feedback I've received. I also show in brick and mortar galleries - see jessierasche.com for upcoming shows.
I was born in 1971 in the Pacific Northwest, and grew up in the community of Pike Place Market artists in Seattle where my mother created and sold artwork. I studied Fine Art the Pacific NW College of art in Portland, Oregon, and later graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelors in Psychology. I now live with my husband, son, and two cats in South Dakota. I love painting light and form, and am not as concerned about subject matter. But I do have three themes that I return to again and again: birds, landscapes, and moms and babies bonding. I also love painting everyday objects like fruit and flowers. Rather than capturing details, I try instead to capture the light effects, the color harmony, and the feeling and weight or substance of the things I paint.
Thank you for viewing my art! Please stop by my blog (jessiesfineart.com/blog) to leave a comment, or email me with any questions or comments. Thank you to the people who have already commented or emailed their comments and encouragements. I always enjoy hearing from you.