Love letters. Setting up my installation at the Bazemore Gallery for my 2016 show, “Tender Missives”. This piece included hundreds of historically accurate and researched love letters from figures in history throughout the centuries. As part of the installation visitors were asked to write their own and add it. This was a really challenging project for me, getting outside my comfort zone of 2 dimensional painting into something interactive. Hose letters took forever to create, but it truly is amazing how things come together when you put your mind to an end result.
A moment of stolen reflection during last summer’s trip to France. The French value beauty in everything they do and build; it is an integral part of their culture and history, which makes visiting the country a dream and such an inspiration for an artist. I love the preserved old world architecture, the attention to detail and artistry everywhere I looked. Where are your favorite spots to travel to for inspiration?
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When I got this studio, it was white rough walls, exposed beams and was quite literally a blank canvas…anything has within it the choice for renewal, and can be made new and beautiful! Art is an outer song of the inner mind…an artist turns their mind inside out when making each piece. What do you want to make beautiful in your life today? Every corner, when tended with attention, can be transformed, in our spaces as well as in our lives.
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“Chanel Modes,” oil on linen, 16″ x 20″, by Jessica Libor 2018. Coco Chanel began her fashion career as a hat maker, obtaining her milliner’s license in 1910 and setting up her shop at 21 Rue Cambon, Paris. The name of her shop was “Chanel Modes.” Her career and legacy as a fashion luminary that changed the world grew from there! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this piece.
This 5″ x 7″ oil on panel study was made in preparation for a larger painting with the same subject matter. Did you know that Coco Chanel was a milliner (hat maker) before she began making dresses? She had her own shop, called “Chanel Modes.”
Message if interested in this piece! Done while studying at the Grand Central Atelier.
“Washing Ashore,” a recent plein air painting done in Ocean City NJ! I wanted to capture the peace and feeling of eternity in the ocean. Oil on canvas, 20″ x 24.” Email email@example.com if interested in this piece.
Work in progress. A small study, painting from the imagination. Summer feeling. The white spaces in the painting will be gilded with gold once the paint is dry enough for the process. I wanted to capture the joyous feeling of life in the summer. Oil on board.
A detail for a work in progress on my easel right now. Taking inspiration from royal portraiture. I am so grateful to collectors who commission pieces that allow creative freedom–so thankful for that trust in my creative vision. It is humbling and makes me want to do my best. I had to capture the little rainbow on the piece this afternoon (see it in the lower left corner?) sparkling from the studio window. Looking forward to revealing the whole piece. If you are interested in commissioning your own piece, email me your idea at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear about it!
My piece “Magical Creatures” made an appearance as a limited edition print up for sale at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia, PA with Carelink, a mental health organization, with all proceeds benefiting the organization. Honored to be a part of this.
This piece is available as a limited edition print by clicking here.