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Original oil painting on wood cradled surface with matte finish.  Ready to hang. 12"x12" with 3/4" profile depth. Option to include black floater frame.


This series of work is about trying to find balance - and being unable to hold onto it, yet choosing to live in joy anyway. 


The plants and flowers are symbolic of growth and persistence. The change that plants experience – from seed to bud to beautiful bloom – is an example of how change can make us beautiful – if we allow it. To me, the most important things in life are the people around us and the decisions we make in response to what life throws at us.


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.


ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND FAQS: 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. Note: An artist's decision to reproduce an original for printing tends to increase the value of an original work.

“Making it Work“

  • I usually ship within 5 business days. Large paper pieces come rolled and are packaged in plastic within a shipping tube. They can be easily unrolled and laid out with books (or similar weight) on the back to regain their flatness. 

    Local pickup is usually the following Thursday-Saturday when the retail store at Arrow Creative is open.

  • No returns unless damaged in shipping. If this occurs, please send photos to Thank you.

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