Title: Fall Prairie
Size: 17.5" x 21.5"Media: spray paint, flower petals, leaves, acrylic ink, pastels, and eyeshadow; part of the Dying Star seriesValue: $350
About Jess Barnett: Concord, NH, resident Jess Barnett is a self-taught artist and has been painting since 2004. She is a member of and teaching artist at Artistic Roots, an artists’ coop in Plymouth, NH, and recently had a show titled Awakening hanging at the Wellness at Villageworks building in Acton, MA. In addition, selected works are now hanging at HOME by Stamm & Black in Acton, MA. She will be displaying her exhibition Dying Star at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center in May 2020 and in other galleries in the coming year. She counts among her influences the Color Field movement, the region of New England, Japanese minimalist painters, Francis Bacon, Dale Chihuly, Stephen Gammell, Franz Kline, and Andrew Wyeth. In November 2019, Jess began teaching an art class for inmates at the Belknap County Jail in Laconia, NH.
A former member of the Fort Point Artists Community in Boston, Ms. Barnett has exhibited in a variety of locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including the Wellness at Villageworks building in Acton, MA; 6 Bridges Gallery; the Beacon Hill Art Walk; the SoWa Art Walk; Achilles; the FPAC Gallery Art at 12; the Lilypad in Inman Square; Cambridge Common; Bricco; the Harbor Art Gallery; and the Larkin Gallery. Ms. Barnett took lessons in glassblowing at Diablo Glass School in Roxbury, MA, and completed an encaustic wax workshop in Gloucester, MA, in October 2019.
For five years she served as one of two arts editors for Printer’s Devil Review, an online literary and arts journal (http://pdrjournal.org). Her work can be viewed at https://jessbarnett.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jessbarnettart.
In addition to her work as an artist, Ms. Barnett currently serves as a program assistant at the New Hampshire Public Health Association in Concord, NH, and as a freelance copyeditor for various companies.