Currently a resident of Arizona, Jessica Garrett has been interested in art since she was a child. In 2005, she was awarded a scholarship from Scottsdale Artist’s School and took a workshop with R.A. Heichberger. Having a wide appreciation for different schools of art is what drew her to his work. His combination of impressionism, realism, and tonalism made a lasting impact on her art. Jessica Garrett continued to study under him and by 2007 she was able to fulfill her dream of a career in fine art.
Jessica enjoys creating paintings that evoke the feeling of the landscape through traditional representation. Her inspiration is drawn from many facets of nature. It can be anything from the rich colors in a sunset, the brilliance of Autumn Aspen foliage against a blue sky, or the complex pattern of a bubbling stream running through fresh fallen snow. Invited by The Brinton Museum for an artist residency, she will be creating works en plein air, capturing in oil the majestic beauty of the Bighorns as well as the beautiful ranch lands and splendorous meadows of the area.
Since 2009, she has participated in the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, and in 2013, she began participating in Cowgirl Up. Jessica has exhibited in The Brinton’s small works shows and is a participating artist in this year’s Brinton 101 exhibition opening in November.