Jessica Makin is a painter who shows in various venues in the Northeast. She has been included in exhibitions at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Stratasphere Gallery in Philadelphia, and at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. She graduated summa cum laude from Rowan University where she studied Painting with Daniel Chard and Carol Taylor-Kearney.
Growing up on a horse farm greatly influenced her thinking as an artist. It gave her an awareness our complex relationship with nature and an interest in mark making as a way of telling that story. Her work is characterized by textural surfaces and lush color. The paintings come out of the traditions of landscape and abstraction, allowing for the associations of the viewer, and provoking contemplation of the natural world.
She now lives in Fairfield, CT with her husband and daughter. She is an artist member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and a member of the Curatorial Committee of the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery.