This March, RAC will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Art Detour
by featuring the incredible digital art of Jessica Jackson.
We will also be reviving some of our favorite pieces by our resident artist, Siege, to round out the collection.
Join us on Friday, March 1st for the First Friday reception as well as an artist reception on Saturday, March 9th from 6-9PM. Jessica’s work will be on display and for sale throughout the month of March.
Jessica was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. While art was not a huge part of her childhood, she always held an interest in commercial art that she would see in advertising and comics. As an adult, Jessica started to venture from the commercial illustration side of art and discover “fine art” and works that were more intimate and personal. As she practiced and developed her skill, she learned to meld the aesthetic she liked so much from illustration work and the more personal narrative and conceptual complexity that is often found in gallery art.
Jessica studied traditional oil and watercolor painting in college but also taught herself how to create digital art on her own between classes. Since graduating from Arizona State University, she primarily uses a computer and tablet to create her art, but her foundation in painting still plays a large role in how she composes digital works.
Jessica’s work often tells melancholy stories of beauty and horror. Besides being inspired by other painters and illustrations, she is mostly inspired by common people and the experiences that we all have with each other and within our world. She likes to play with the idea that the mundane can be profound and that feelings can spiral out of control and sometimes take on a new life and tell a new story. Beneath our everyday guises, humans are creatures of infinite complexity.