Jessica Turgoose Painter

­      Jessica Turgoose is fascinated by the hidden colors that exist within every subject that she paints, and in the light and shadows that hide a kaleidoscope of colors. Her goal is to help the viewer see these colors, and to open their sensibilities to their existence. She strives, through her painting, to reveal the essence, the light, and the personality and soul in every subject she paints. Figure painting is her first love, but she is also inspired by landscapes and the reflections in water.

­      She uses a variety of layers when painting, often starting with a light underpainting of acrylic. Next, she layers pastel colors overs that, usually not blending. Instead, she allows the eyes of the viewer to mix the colors. She prefers pastels because of their spontaneous nature and their appealing texture. She works on heavily textured papers as well.

­      Jessica has been creating art for 50 years. She received her B.F.A. from Kutztown University in 1975 and attended classes at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. Her works have been displayed in many exhibits and juried shows throughout the Northeast and her work is included in many private and corporate collections in the US and Europe.