Jessie Fritsch

I paint because I was raised surrounded by a creative and arty family who always supported my artistic talent. I am driven to make art, teach art, and help build an art community. I am inspired by random moments and paint what I find to be calming beauty in my busy life. The one common denominator in my work is vibrant and saturated color.

I began primarily using encaustics because I was captivated by its ancient history and was challenged by its process of heating and cooling which captures the dynamic of chaos and demands control unlike that of any other painting medium. The process of encaustic demands a confident hand as well as a hand that can allow the spontaneity of the flow of the wax. This balance of discipline and disconformities are reflected in my work as well as my life.