Open AIR; A Residency That Inspired Dreamy Interpretations of Montana’s Wildlife

“Montana Treasures” In April of 2019 I was awarded an artist residency through Western Montana Creative Initiatives and Open AIR Montana.I primarily work with pen and ink, colored pencils, and graphite. I enjoy creating intricate surreal illustrations often featuring opulent animals as the subjects. I find most of my inspiration in the natural world and […]

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, […]

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 […]

What a wonderful night

Last night I had the pleasure of vending with the local artist collective known as Voncommon. The evening started out slow and I figured because of the frigid cold it would stay that way. I was feeling tired so I decided to rush over to Liquid Planet for a coffee before things possibly got busy. […]

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 […]