Oftentimes when people see or feel something that inspires them, they may wonder, “How do I put this into words?”. But for abstract artist Jessica Wachter, her first thought is, “How do I color this?”
Jessica said art is her language. She expresses her visions and inspirations on canvas, mixed media and paper through a wide range of brush strokes, bursting colors and textures.
“Communication is much more than words and how they’re delivered,” said Jessica. “Life inspires me to look around, to be present, and to soak up the sights, sounds and smells.”
Whether these contemporary works contain feelings of struggle, joy, love or loss, part of the satisfaction Jessica experiences while painting in large scale is getting lost in the piece and processing it through her vision then back outward for others to experience and interpret for themselves.
And isn’t that what makes abstract art so special? People – ranging from savvy collectors to a curious passerby – will pause in front of an abstract piece and feel captivated. They can’t help but be challenged as to how they visually process emotions.
Though Jessica is a seasoned artist, this will be her second year at the Celebration of Fine Art. As a relative newcomer, she is eager to reconnect with artists from 2017 who influenced her work and to rejoin the positive energy and excitement of the show.
“My time at Celebration inspires me to break new ground, challenge myself and grow as an artist,” said Jessica. “I am honored to be involved with such an art powerhouse in this community of talented artists under one tent! I can’t wait to return to share my newest creations and to work on a new collection of work!”
Get to Know Jessica Wachter:
Favorite artist? Joan Mitchell-past, Francesca DeMattio-present
Music/Musician that inspires you? Bon Iver
Favorite place to travel? Anywhere in the world. It matters most whom I am with.
Favorite Quote/Mantra? “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Henry David Thoreau
If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you’d be doing? Interior design.