Featured Artist: Jessica Magee!

Always There by Jessica Magee 40×40″ Acrylic

Jessica Magee. Fabulous abstract paintings. They have such a cool vibe to them. I love her color palette(s). Calming but with a little jolt in some – I like that, a lot!

Having worked in a few galleries in the past I know how some people think that abstracts are so easy to create. “I can do that” I heard many times. Well… try it! I thought that too and let me tell you, if you don’t have some kind of plan, direction, know what works or what doesn’t or if you just don’t have the right kind of creative energy it can be a mess. Sounds like I know from experience, hmmm?

Be sure to check out more of Jessica’s work – some are on paper, some are on canvas – she’s got an eye for these for sure! I see via Jessica’s Instagram that she’s had a pop up show at West Elm and Room & Board. Pretty fantastic!

See more of Jessica’s work via these links:

Website  |  Instagram

Read a bit about Jessica, from her website:

Jessica Magee was born and raised in Central Florida.  Having a Grandma who was a professional artist and sign painter, Jessica became interested in the arts at an early age.  Her Grandma taught her the basics of drawing the human form, how to use oil paints and even how to clean a paint brush. As an adolescent she would spend hours filling up sketchbooks with portraits of people she found in magazines, and in high school she took as many art electives as she could get her hands on.  It was during this time in high school that she developed a love for abstract art and color. Jessica attended the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Design in Interior Design in 2005, and shortly afterward she moved to Denver, Colorado with her husband.  Jessica worked as a commercial interior designer for almost 10 years before becoming an architectural rep for tile and stone.  During her time as an interior designer, she painted in her free time and became interested in developing acrylic color studies using unique color combinations in flowing and organic forms.  Jessica had her first solo gallery show in 2013, and shortly thereafter received her first corporate commission with a local oil and gas firm.  In 2014 and 2017, she was accepted in to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, and 2015 – 2017 was accepted in to the Cherry Arts Festival at the Stanley Marketplace through a blind jury process.  Before the Stanley Arts Festival, Jessica had many marketing opportunities present themselves.  She was featured in a local newspaper publication and also was the subject of a television interview on a local Denver news station.  Currently Jessica is working on a partnership with West Elm as a local artist in Denver and Boulder, and continues to produce artwork for corporate and personal collections.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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