JESSICA ST. THOMAS - USA
One of my earliest memories is using a paintbrush for the first time and doing a paint with water book at the kitchen table. I was four years old. I was enthralled. I sat there and did the whole book in one sitting. I had found my passion! I’ve been drawing and painting ever since.
I tried to be practical and obtained a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Digital Design and worked for a time in a few different roles as a graphic artist. It was fine but not the real thing. I kept making art, real art. I’m now in my 40s and I am finally feeling like a “real artist”. I’m a mom, ARMY wife, and personal trainer too. I love gardening and landscaping, cooking and baking, lifting weights, reading, puzzles, photography, and just being outside. I also love to dance and sing with my friends! I have a lot of interests. Art is my only passion/sickness though. It compels me.
I prefer painting or drawing people as I want to show their souls and emotions if I am able. It is my goal. I frequently use my children in my work. My style is to “have a line without a line”, or to create strong contrast without actual lines. I gravitate toward cooler palettes for some reason. I also enjoy painting animals because I feel they too have an inner character worth showing. I hope you enjoy my work!