From my dabbling in photography comes a renewed life to my paintings. I choose a subject to paint from the vast collection of my photographs. Some of my inspiration comes from reoccurring dreams of places I’ve never visited and works in progress I’ve yet to start. This seems to be occurring more frequent.
Before I begin to paint a specific location, structure, animal or insect, I read to learn all I can about the subject of my painting which will then help me with the creative process. I’m in constant observation of color and light.
Through my paintings…I want to bring beauty.
Jessica Keller is an award winning, self-taught artist. She was born in Fresno, California, and has made Northern California, Southern California and Alaska her home until moving back to Fresno in 1998. Her interest in painting began as a child. She works in oil and acrylic paint and her subjects range from portraits to floral and nature to colorful landscapes. In 2010, Jessica picked up her paint brush again after not painting for 5 years. During this time, she dabbled in photography and enjoyed the artistic process of taking pictures. Jessica began painting once again with a renewed vision and fire. Her newest paintings are taken from those photographs she took during her photography exploration. She continues to pursue photography as a passionate past time, but painting is still her true love.
She currently teaches a weekly painting class to residents at Dycora Transitional Health-Hylond, a skilled nursing facility in Fresno, California.