New to North Carolina in 2022, Jessica Wicken is known for her celebrations in oil or watercolor of people and places that have inspired her. After 26 years in Colorado, she is enjoying the beautiful southeastern surroundings that now influence her subject matter.
Ms. Wicken received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Utah (major in painting and drawing, minor in art history) and also studied art in San Miguel de Allende and Saltillo, Mexico, as well as the Art Students League in Denver, CO. Her work has been juried into highly selective shows, has received awards, and is held in numerous private collections internationally, including work previously on loan to the American Embassy in Athens, Greece, and across the United States.
“The subject matter that I love comes from a deeply personal response to life’s scenes, people, animals, and objects. Especially people - there really is nothing more fascinating to me than interpreting who I see in front of me with the gentle touch of a brush.” Whatever the genre, each painting is a new exploration of color and light.
Her work can be found at galleries in Colorado, and at the Artists on Howe in Southport, NC, the Verranzano Gallery at the ArtWorks in Wilmington, NC, and Martinhouse Gallery in Blowing Rock, NC.
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