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I'm Jessica, nice to meet you

I'm an artist and former scientist.

I’m an aggressive learner.

I'm the third oldest of seven children and as a result, I talk too loud. It's not on purpose.

I love solving puzzles, and I love the challenge of representing texture and capturing details in my artwork.

1) I'm easily distracted 2) I spend too much money on art materials.
So...I experiment with many mediums and write about it over on my blog.

I've been practicing art my entire life

Growing up, whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be I always said, "An artist." So naturally, I went to college for science and completed my Ph.D in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from University of Massachusetts Medical School. It was great!

And when I wasn’t busy spending days writing computer code only to get no usable results (because this is mostly how science works) I kept busy drawing and creating as a hobby. I’ve only recently begun to pursue art as a full-time career after rediscovering my love for drawing during Inktober.

My love of art and science comes from the same place

As much as science is an exploration and discovery of knowledge, for me, art is a way to analyze and uncover the intricacies and nuances of various subject matter. Art requires observation, experimentation, iteration, only now I solve problems with ink, translating the visual world into marks on paper and coding the information into meticulous line drawings.

I enjoy the challenge of creating with Ink

My style is representative and once you take away the ability to use color and limit tone you’re left with just the outlines and texture. I love the challenge of figuring out how to represent subjects with so little information, and the staggering amount of diversity that exists in drawing this way.

I choose subjects that allow me to record the beauty of both the natural and manmade world we live in. And also whatever catches my eye on the ground when I’m out walking that I take home with me. It’s not uncommon for my husband to pick up a clump of tree bark off the counter and say, “We can throw this away, right?” And frantic, I screech “No! I’m gonna draw that!” When I’m not creating art I’m usually playing video games or board games with my husband, Tim, or writing about my art experiments over on my blog. 

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