As the Opportunities Pour in my Time is Becoming More Precious. My Independence as an Artist is Crucial to my Success. Now More than ever Before.

Studio Visit Shot from my Artist Residency with Open AIR Montana at the Western Montana Natural History Center If you have looked at my site over the last few months you have probably noticed I haven’t written a blog post for quite sometime.The biggest reason for this has been finding the time between artistic opportunities, […]

My Patreon is Live and Ready for New Patrons!

Join Jessie on Patreon I officially launched my new Patreon page on my birthday last month! I’m very excited for this new venture! If you enjoy seeing behind the scenes info and sneak peeks from your favorite artists then I highly suggest checking out my pages goals and subscribingđź’– Currently I’m trying to reach my […]

Humble Beginnings and Big Dreams: An Artist’s Evolution

Today is my birthday. Please enjoy this short story about my life and how I got where I am now. Warning: There is artistic nudity  I was born on Christmas Eve 1989. My parents would joke that they almost named me Mary Chris Smith. Thankfully they settled on Jessie Smith. My parents cradling me in […]

Official Patreon Announcement

Last night I officially announced that I will be launching a Patreon account via live streams on my Facebook art page: http://www.facebook.com/artistjessiesmith And my Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/artistjessiesmith I’ve attached the Instagram live stream below for your convenienceđź’• My official launch day will be on my birthday December 24th! Watch the live stream video to get all […]

My #inktober2018 failure

As many of you in the art community know, October is when Inktober happens. The internet challenge to draw a pen and ink illustration every day of the month. I participated last year and had an absolute blast! I completed 25 of the illustrations, often with multiple drawings a day as I kept falling behind. […]