Jessie Jean – Secrets of the Passerine

Read our interview with Jessie Jean.

Jessie Jean is a painter whose studio is based in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. You can find her listening to 60s–70s progressive rock, exploring the visual boundaries of the New Contemporary genre, submerged in the inspiration of her natural surroundings. 

Graduating 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design at RMIT, Jessie has expanded her skillset studying Applied Design, Illustration, signwriting, watercolour and oil painting. 

She is a self-confessed 'Ornithophile' (bird-lover), and since her youth has been fascinated by the weird and wonderful eccentricities of the Avian world. This is reflected in her exhibition Secrets of the Passerine, which includes detailed acrylic-gouache portraits, that explore the concepts of symbolism, mythology and folklore surrounding The Raven. 

Artworks will appear below from 7:00am on Thursday, 29 October 2020.