Bio

Born in Melbourne, Jessica is an emerging artist based in Sydney with her husband and 2 sons.

Awarded the Sir William Dobell scholarship by the Julian Ashton Art School in 2015, she completed her full time scholarship, receiving a diploma of Fine Art in 2016.

Jessica has been selected as a finalist in several art awards and participated in several groups shows.

With a previous career in fashion design and production, and with an emphasis on portraiture and still life, her knowledge and passion for fashion, design, and detail are woven into her artistic sense and subject matter, working collectively to inspire her work.

Awards and Prizes

  • 2021 Semi Finalist Doug Moran Art prize, NSW

  • 2021 Finalist, Bluethumb Art prize, NSW

  • 2021 Finalist “Naked and Nude’ Manning Art prize NSW

  • 2021 Finalist Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art prize, QLD.

  • 2021 Semi Finalist KAAF art prize, Sydney

  • 2020 Winner Salon De Refuses, Brisbane Portrait Prize, Brisbane QLD

  • 2020 Finalist Kangaroo Valley Art Prize, NSW

  • 2020 Finalist John Copes Portrait Prize, Bowral NSW

  • 2020 Finalist Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize 20000, QLD

  • 2020 Finalist Southern Buoy Studios Portrait Prize, Mornington Peninsula, Vic

  • 2020 Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize, NSW

  • 2019 Finalist, Mini Series Art Prize, The Corner Store Gallery, Orange

  • 2019 Finalist ‘Naked and Nude’ Manning Art prize, NSW

  • 2019 Highly commended Hunters Hill art prize, Sydney

  • 2019 Southern Buoy Studios Portrait Prize finalist, Mornington Peninsula, Vic

  • 2019 Aspire Gallery, small works finalist, QLD

  • 2018 EMSLA art prize, Wollongong NSW

  • 2018 Finalist Kennedy art prize, SA

  • 2018 3 x finalist Hunters Hill art prize

  • 2017 2 x finalist ‘Naked and Nude’ Manning Art prize, NSW

  • 2017 Highly Commended 'Who Is Looking At You' Portrait Prize, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2017 Finalist Hunters Hill art prize, small works section.

  • 2016 Finalist in the A.M.E Bale drawing prize

  • 2015 Awarded the Sir William Dobell Scholarship

  • 2015 Awarded the ‘Jocelyn Maughan’ Drapery prize for drawing

  • 2012 Finalist, Northbridge Art prize

 

Exhibitions

  • 2021 Xmas group show, Project Gallery 90

  • 2021 Group Show, Project Gallery 90

  • 2021 Duo Exhibition 'Tableau' Project Gallery 90, Sydney.

  • 2021 Objets De La Vie group Show, Grainger Gallery, ACT

  • 2021 Womankind Group Exhibition, La Trobe Art Space, Paddington QLD

  • 2020 Duo Exhibition 'Perfect Imperfect', Project Gallery 90, NSW 

  • 2019 Project Gallery 90 Christmas small works exhibition

  • 2019 Mini Series Art Prize, The Corner Store Gallery, Orange, NSW

  • 2019 Womankind' group exhibition at Project Gallery 90, Paddington, NSW

  • 2019 Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney

  • 2018 EBNA, YSC Consultancy, MCA Sydney

  • 2018 EMSLA Art Prize, Wollongong

  • 2018 Kennedy Art Prize, SA

  • 2018 Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney

  • 2017 'Medley',  group show - Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

  • 2017 EBNA, YSC Consultancy, commissioned portrait

  •  2017 ‘Naked and Nude’ Manning Art Gallery, NSW

  • 2017 ‘Who is Looking at You’ Portrait Prize, Cambridge Studio Melbourne

  •  2017 Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney

  • 2016 'Medley', The Depot Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney

  • 2016 A.M.E Bale drawing prize, Melbourne

  • 2016 The Julian Ashton Art School Students and Teachers Exhibition, The Sydney Mechanics School of Art

  • 2015 The Julian Ashton Art School Students and Teachers Exhibition, The Sydney Mechanics School of Art

  • 2014  - 9 inch x 5 inch Exhibition, Julian Ashton Art School, Mosman

  • 2014 The Julian Ashton Art School Students and Teachers Exhibition, The Sydney Mechanics School of Art

  • 2013 - Julian Ashton Art School Teachers and Students Exhibition, Sydney

  • 2013 - 9 inch x 5 inch Exhibition, Mosman Art Society 

  • 2012 – Northbridge Art Prize

 

Education 

  • 2020 - current, Boston Art Academy term intensive study.

  • 2017 – current, Julian Ashton Art School, part time 

  • 2016 – Julian Ashton Art School, full time

-       Sir William Dobell Scholarship, received and completed

-       Diploma of fine art received,​

  • 2015 – Julian Ashton Art School, part time 

  • 2014 – Certificate of fine art received, Julian Ashton Art School

  • 2014 – Julian Ashton Art School, part time 

  • 2013 – Julian Ashton Art School, part time

  • 2012 - Northbridge School of Visual Art – part time

-       Diploma of Visual Art received​

  • 2012 – Julian Ashton Art School, part time 

  • 1998 – 2001 – Box Hill Tafe - Clothing Industry studies, Specialised Garment Design and Production