Jessica is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and Northwest Watercolor
Society and has exhibited in their respective annual international exhibitions. Other notable national and international exhibits include the Allied Artists of America’s annual exhibition in New York City, the Richeson75 International exhibition, the Flora of the National Parks exhibit at the United States Botanical Gardens in Washington, DC, Google Cultural Institute’s One Object
project celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service, and the National Parks Artists in
Residence Across the Country exhibition in Cape Cod. Other recognition includes publication in
Watercolor Artist magazine, Southwest Art magazine, the North Light Books series Splash 17:
Inspiring Subjects, Splash 22: The Creative Spark, and selection as a finalist in the Artists
Magazine’s Annual Art Competition.
Passionate about nature and wilderness, Jessica is frequently found in the less traveled areas
of our National Parks and other wilderness areas. Most of her work centers on her attraction to
the natural world that exists apart from human activity, as both analogy and counterpoint to the
struggle and joy of humanity and modern life. A keen interest in contemporary design underlies
a seemingly traditional subject. Jessica was the 2018 Artist-in-Residence for the Idaho
Conservation League, and she has served eight terms as Artist-in-Residence for the National
Park Service. Parks served include Badlands National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park,
Joshua Tree National Park, and the Western Arctic National Parklands. The Western Arctic is a
grouping of three NPS units located north of the Arctic Circle, not frequented by visitors, where
Jessica journeyed into the backcountry by float and bush planes to explore on foot. She has
also visited the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Area in southwest Idaho as Artist-in-
Residence for the Bureau of Land Management, and she has completed two residencies for
Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, focusing on a
local natural area, Tubbs Hill.
Wilderness interests are a theme through Jessica’s life and work. She is a current board
member of the Tubbs Hill Foundation, an organization charged with the responsibility of
protecting Tubbs Hill, a 165-acre park nestled between downtown and Lake Coeur d’Alene. In addition to completing a plethora of paintings depicting this gem, she has worked to engage local youth in the interests of the Foundation through guided drawing classes in the field and the creation of an educational activity booklet, the Junior Friends of Tubbs Hill Activity Guide. A small patch of nature existing in an urban setting, this park provides an excellent opportunity to promote stewardship of wilderness. Jessica paints and teaches workshops and classes out of Redbrick Art Studio in downtown Coeur d’Alene, ID. Her work is represented by The Art Spirit Gallery and Coeur d’Alene Galleries in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Tubbs Hill from Corbin Point III
Giclee print, miniature.
11” x 6.25″