Jessica Parsons Lomelí is an acrylic painter based in Belmont, MA. She studied art history and web design at Oberlin College. She later received a certificate in graphic design from MassArt. She worked professionally as a graphic designer for 15 years while learning to create her own artwork. She paints at the border of abstract and representational art. Jessica has sold her work to collectors both locally and internationally. She belongs to local art groups and has recently started teaching beginners to paint.
I’m interested in the boundary between abstract and representational art. I love creating light and depth with paint and giving the viewer a place to rest and feel. I also love representing movement and atmosphere with paint. Most of my subjects are familiar places for me and I tend to come back to recurring visual themes from my own life and travels - seascapes, flowers, mountains, and cloudy skies. I have traveled in Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Australia, Mexico, Florida, California, upstate NY, and the New England coast.
Self Portrait, 20 x 28, pen and ink on paper, 2003-2006
I worked on this in art school and, yes, it took years to finish it.
Also, that was a couple decades ago but I'm sure I look exactly the same.