Photo Coutesy of SamiraBouaou

Photo Coutesy of SamiraBouaou

B.1985 Jessica currently lives and works as a figurative artist in Paris, France . She received her BFA from Florida Southern College in 2006, an MFA from The National University of Ireland, Galway in 2010, and completed her 4 year Certificate of Classical drawing and painting from The Grand Central Atelier under Jacob Collins in 2016.  

Outside her formal education and classical training with Grand Central Atelier she has also studied at the Royal College of Art, London (2010), is a Hudson River Fellow, and a copyist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.  

Dedicated to arts education, Jessica has spent many years teaching others by developing their observational skills through drawing and painting from life.  Alongside developing her own work as a Resident Artist and instructor at The Grand Central Atelier and through independent workshops.   

Beginning the Fall of 2017, Jessica will be a full time instructor with the Paris Academy of Art




A wonderful article written by Milene Fernandez with the Epoch Times.  Click the image to read full article