11x14 original with 1/2" white border, oil painting on primed paper with gold accents. Signed. 


Not many would argue that 2020 has been a hard year for most. In the midst of a difficult time, it is especially important to find light and joy. To me, Christmas is the time we celebrate that a baby (Jesus) came to earth to save humanity. It is pure joy to know and celebrate this bright light - even during a dark time - and perhaps it is even brighter because of the darkness.


You may see in my paintings the hardness of life – the grief, sadness, anger, and hurt – while also offering the idea that there is hope for healing and growth through the struggle. It is intended to inspire you to live at peace with the complexity of a world full of storms and sunshine - while we mourn the deep loss we each experience, we still seek reasons for hope and joy.

As always, I incorporate five lines into each of my works as a subtle way to celebrate my five children.


More than any other possession, art is the one thing that brings joy to a home or workplace. Each time I look at art, I feel joy, connection, hope, and sometimes catharsis. I very much hope that my artwork does the same for you.


Color nuances cannot be captured perfectly by digital media and vary from screen to screen.  Jess’ paintings are often purposely abstracted, up for interpretation.  Some markings are flawed purposefully and thus affects the nature of the artwork as a finished piece. You'll be able to enjoy the natural brushstrokes and the ability to "see" the process in the finished piece.

Copyright: As is true with all art under U.S. law, the artist retains reproduction rights and copyright of her created pieces unless she has expressly given her written and signed consent. (This means that it's possible that, in the future, I will create an art print from this original work. Note: An artist's decision to reproduce an original for printing tends to increase the value of an original work.)

A Thrill of Hope (Original)

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  • I usually ship within 5 business days. These will arrive by Christmas if ordered by December 15, 2020.