What is your favourite part of being an artist?
I am so grateful to be able to have a career out of something that brings me so much joy. I love that I am able to spend my days having fun and feeling free.
What inspires you to create?
Personal experiences and when life feels a little dull then definitely going to the art store and buying new materials.
If you could own one artwork, which artwork would that be?
Only one? Thats difficult! I really love Erin Loree’s work as well as South African artist Rosie Mudge and of course my all time favourite Mark Rothko.
How long on average does it take you to complete an artwork?
I mostly work on a variety of different pieces simultaneously because I enjoy a lot of mediums. Some works can be completed in 2 or3 days and others can take months.
What would you consider as major influences on your work?
Definitely my state of mind. My mood that influences me to paint is totally different from one that compels me to do my more intricate work. It is for this very reason that I describe myself as a visceral artist, my works are governed by the emotional space that I am in.
As a bigger concept it is the influence of the notion of the human experience in the physical realm. Colour, texture, line all have very emotional qualities and although not every person may understand that in an intellectual or mental capacity , they will intuitively and that is relatable to every one regardless of their background or appreciation of art.
Its important for my work to not only be aesthetically pleasing but to also ignite emotion within the viewer.
What are your goals for the remainder of 2018?
Short term- I'm exhibiting at the Plett art’s festival at the end of June so I am working on some pieces for that.
Long term- Permanent studio space and building up a large portfolio and body of work. More exhibitions and competitions.
If you are interested in Jessica's work, you can view them at Https://thegreatwallofart.com/collections/jessica-rayne or you can visit her at her upcoming exhibition at the Plett's arts festival.