“My work is an expression of memories, ideas, and principles. I love the subjective quality of art and I bring emotion to each piece, inviting the viewer into it. Whether I’m painting a landscape, a mother & child, or an abstract, I put my intuitive nature to work by showing more than meets the proverbial eye. And, as the artist, I create what’s on my mind and in my heart, but when you view it, you bring what’s on your mind and in your heart to the table.
I believe art connects people in a way that verbal communication cannot. It is a visual perspective which affects both the artist & the viewer. That’s why I use a triangle in my signature to express the powerful connection art creates between me and you. The three sides stand for art, you, and me. My signature look combines an acrylic wash, heavy body acrylic paint, organic line work (often pencil, ink, or oil pastel), and five lines incorporated through the piece – one for each of my children. A high-gloss resin finishes off many of my works – adding reflected light and durability.”
Jess Tinsley is an artist advocating for hope, healing, & change through her work. A native of Memphis, TN, Jess uses paint and various media to create colorful artwork that gives visual representation to feeling.
With a background in business administration, Jess started a career change into art after a traumatic car wreck with her children. Jess and her four children (and one on the way) wrecked into a lake and the car almost overturned. No one was hurt, but to deal with all the what ifs and trauma surrounding the wreck, she was counseled to do some creative therapy to express and overcome the fear. She fell back on an old and ongoing hobby – painting – and felt such a sense of healing and fulfillment from that exercise, that she painted more and more. As she continued to work, she found a sense of purpose and calling that led to a full-time commitment to art as a career.
Coming from a background of dealing with fear, depression, & anxiety, Jess has found great comfort & purpose in art. Desiring to share with others her passion for healing and hope, she uses art to connect with others and offers catharsis to viewers as they experience the work.
Jess' work can currently be seen at B Collective, Bingham & Broad, Cooper Young Gallery, Stock & Belle, & The Rev. In order to meet new people and share her work, Jess can be seen at art shows & festivals in the local area and around the country.
Find my work
506 South Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
2563 Broad Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
889 Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
387 S Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
140 E Mulberry Street
Collierville, TN 38017