Jessica grew up in the North East of England, where she completed her Foundation Course and BA Hons in History of Art. Life then took her to London until 1995 when she relocated to Edinburgh. In 2012, having taken time out to raise her family, she joined Leith School of Art to revisit and develop her artistic practice, first as a part-time student and then as a student on the specialised Landscape Course.
As a landscape Jessica’s work is rooted in the investigation of an environment, with a focus on her reminiscence of place and space. She immerses herself in its character through initial sketchbook observations, then develop these influences into a series of studio based discoveries.