Jessica Wright

Vail Valley, Colorado

Jessica Wright uses acrylic paint on canvas to create vivid, rustic-modern landscapes.

Through the technique of gestural abstraction, Jessica Wright invites us into a world of enchantment: a world of forested landscapes that are sometimes burning and bright and other times shrouded in mist. Self-taught, Jess has been painting since the age 12. About four years ago she abandoned the brush—after more than 25 years of work—and hit upon a “throwing” technique that employs acrylics, chopsticks and, of late, her own hands. Her paintings come to life with color and texture—and an immediacy that produces an almost child-like state of wonder and awe in the viewer.

Jess plays with the line between realistic and abstract art. As one appreciator said, Jess’s landscapes provide a refreshing view of nature with a modern edginess. Jess’s fans feel as if they have created another window in their home that looks out upon a scene that touches the heart and stirs the imagination.

As she works to capture some of the most beautiful scenes the natural world has to offer, Jess is transported into a state of mindfulness. It is her greatest hope that her art, in turn, transports her viewers into a state of mindfulness and present moment awareness that fosters the intense appreciation for the natural world that she experiences.

Jess is extremely prolific. She exhibits her work through gallery exhibits, charitable events, live painting demonstrations and participation in a variety of art festivals including the Aspen Art Festival, the Vail Art Festival and others.

To Jessica, art is a way to channel emotion. It is a translation of a feeling, and in her paintings, it is the wonderful feeling of the beautiful outdoors.

WORKS BY Jessica

Showing all 21 results