Back Alley Visual Artists: Jessica Berg

Jessica Berg

Jessica's most recent series, Natural Beauty, represents the exquisite colours produced in rust. When given the opportunity to corrode, rust is created in the most beautifully vibrant, and deep colours. Rust is never desirable, often getting covered up and must be fixed, much like we cover up our own vulnerabilities with synthetic materials, or more desirable emotions. Perfection is an unrealistic, unattainable human ideal that is too often imposed on us. In the end, the paint will chip away and we will be left with what we started with. Embrace the vulnerability, as it creates uniqueness, not perfection.

As shown in the series Natural Beauty, Jessica's most preferred painting method has developed into an abstracted, spontaneous, subconscious process, by turning most control over to the art materials itself, through the act of pouring and lifting paint. With the passion and a unique eye for colour, Jessica regularly creates eclectic, abstracted, colourful paintings. Following the words of Matisse, "Color exists in itself, possessing its own beauty".

Jessica has completed many fine arts courses at Emily Carr and the University of Victoria. With a degree in Psychology, Jessica desires to pursue a career in Art Therapy, to share her passion for healing through art and to inspire spontaneous creation in others. 

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Jessica's Featured Artworks:

#1 - 22.5" x 14" - Acrylic on Hardboard - $140

#2 -30" x 24"  - Acrylic on Hardboard - $200

#3 - 20" x 16" - Acrylic on Hardboard - $120

#4 - 20" x 24" - Acrylic on Hardboard - $180