Featured Artist: Jessica Lee Ives!

Into the Light by Jessica Lee Ives  20×30″

Jessica Lee Ives. I am enthralled with her paintings. They capture something very different. Many of her paintings are scenes in and around water. People swimming, wading, fishing, etc. I love the light that you see, as in the men above how you see the light through their ears like you do with the sun is just right. How cool to capture that. I love the low down vantage point – I almost feel as if I’m in the boat with them.

Sea Level by Jessica Lee Ives 10×10

I was lucky enough to see this painting in person at the Lupine Gallery (Monhegan, Maine) – I LOVED IT! We always visit the gallery several times during the week and it was such fun seeing this in person. The colors are fabulous.

Check out links to Jessica’s work:

Website  |  Blog  | Instagram  |  Facebook

Read a bit about Jessica, from her website:

Jessica Lee Ives (né Jessica Stammen) uses paint to explore and experience her adventure-filled relationship with the landscape of her home state of Maine and beyond. “I paint out of love — love for the world and for the human capacity to know the world through movement, recreation, and adventure. Kinesthetic intelligence and imagination are very important to me; so is the sensation of wonder. That a small movement of paint can capture a large movement of body through water, and that we can know the world’s beauty through both these actions, is astounding. It’s time we start picturing ourselves in the landscape more.”

When not in the landscape herself, or in the studio, Jessica maintains an energetic online presence through her newsletter, Instagram, and almost-weekly small work sale. She contributes to Happier Outside, The American Guide, and is editor and curator of The Maine, an online publication devoted to “an artful dialogue about the wonders of the state — and the state of wonder.”

Jessica received her B.F.A. from The Cooper Union School of Art and was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women of 2003. Her work as an artist-in-residence at Ground Zero in New York City after September 11, 2001 earned her the Clark Foundation Fellowship with which she pursued her M.A. at New York University, combining work in the fields of art, religion, and public service. View Jessica’s current CV here.

All images via JessicaLeeIves.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Catch you back here tomorrow!


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