Jessica is a founding partner of Renaissance Creative Arts, LLC and Managing Partner and Lead Instructor of its Renaissance Academy of Fine Arts. In 2018 she co-founded the Renaissance Academy Of Fine Arts with her business partner, Daniel Hill Riedel as part of their Renaissance Creative Arts business to extend their art instruction offerings. She develops and designs courses, teaches classes and workshops and contributes to the creation of the programs.
She also homeschooled her four children when they were younger, and is well aware of the challenges of schooling your children at home. And now given the national and global stay-at-home challenge, most moms and dads find themselves homeschooling. Developing an elementary age art program to add to the Renaissance Academy has been in the works, but now is a reality to help families with their @home training needs.
Jessica is a nationally recognized, award winning artist. Her oil paintings are described as "Classically Impressionistic". While maintaining the discipline of her classical training, Jessica embraces the painterly approach of thick, rich brushwork and play of light throughout her colors–reminiscent of the Impressionists use of jewel-like colors to reflect dancing light. Whether Jessica is painting a poetic landscape, a mysterious still life or capturing a personality in a portrait, her work resounds with joyous light and sumptuous paint quality.
Her work has been exhibited and eagerly collected from coast to coast as well as featured in many publications, including the December 2016 and 2017 issues of Western Art Collector. She was also a featured artist in the article, Western Art East of the Mississippi.
Jessica's teaching experience started in 1994 and includes owning her own art school; teaching hundreds of art students at various levels of development in numerous schools and workshops; and tens of thousands on her YouTube channel. Her YouTube channel is ranked #25 of the top 50 Oil Painting Channels. Jessica's videos have been watched worldwide and have more than 11Mil minutes of view time.
Her mission is to guide each artist in the journey to maximize his/her talents and creativity. Jessica's deep knowledge of materials and techniques communicated with her warm, engaging personality and humble yet confident approach make learning art an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
We're confident that whatever your child's skill level now, if he/she is dedicated to take the lessons and do the work, Jessica will help them improve their artistic skills.
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