Jessica holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Washington, where she also earnedher certification in Natural Science Illustration. Her greatest inspiration comes from marine wildlife, especially species of the deep sea due to their bizarre shapes, colors and adaptations.
Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper
10" x 20"
The daffodil is a beautiful flower. I choose to work on it because of the delicate ripples formed within the trumpet. The more I looked at the specimen, the more enchanted I became with the curls of each petal. Living near Magnusson Park in Seattle, WA, I was able to take reference photos, sketches, and measurements from live specimens. Having access to live specimens gives a much better understanding that can be lost in photos and pressings.
I am inspired by the beauty of nature and do my best to capture its essence.