by Jessica Cannon
Prolific abstract artist, Jessica Cannon, credits the public’s interpretation of her work as a major source of inspiration. Since her highly textured pieces will be featured throughout November, Art First gallery visitors can enjoy, and maybe even influence, her art.
Cannon also thrives on exploiting the tactile quality of her materials, including acrylic and oil paint and pastels; various gels and varnishes; plaster; fabric, and feathers. She sculpts with paint to disguise recognizable, and sometimes overlooked, objects. The juxtaposition and repetition of color and form, both in a single painting, and in series, clearly captivates her. If her audience feels compelled to touch her paintings, a focus of her process has been achieved.
Born and raised in Bowling Green, Cannon acknowledges supportive family, friends and teachers as a source for her lifelong passion for art. She graduated from Mary Baldwin College, with degrees in Business Administration and in Art. Her Masters is in Education.
"The Juxtaposition" - Jessica Cannon
"My Imagination Only" - Jessica Cannon
"Interlude" - Jessica Cannon
"Conversation with Myself" - Jessica Cannon
Art by other Art First Members
Below are pieces included in the exhibit by other members of Art First members.
"View of Fredericksburg from Chatham Heights" - Chris O'Kelley
"Cloud Study #6" - James Lyman
"Hydrangias" - Suzanne Scherr
"Following Raven" - Carol Coffman
"House Portrait" - Casey Alan Shaw