As part of Warwickshire Open Studios, I'll be exhibiting at the Alexander Arts Rugby.
Illustrator, Jessica Hartshorn (Jessi Illustrates) is based in Rugby Warwickshire and creates a range of vibrantly and colourful artworks bringing paintings to life.
After gaining her degree in Visual Communication, Illustration at Loughborough University in 2001, she worked as a freelance illustrator for 1 year before changing direction, developing a career in the museums and gallery education sector for over a decade. Returning to illustration in 2018, Jessica completed a range of murals and public art for cultural venues, illustrated books and ran workshops, however she has predominately carved out a niche specialising in illustrations for museums and galleries. Using her background in the heritage sector she now creates artwork and content for family trails, maps, interpretation and education resources.
Through a playful and colourful style, Jessica’s Illustrations focus very much narrative which is incorporated into the story telling of her illustrations. Using a mixture of acrylic, paint pens, work is sketched, and then painted using layers of colour and finally adding detail.