Jessica Fine is an award-winning and much-published pastel artist -- her work can be seen in The Artist's Magazine and American Artist -- with representation in private and corporate collections throughout the world.
The impressionist style of her work has grown from much experimentation with methods and materials. Through the use of underpaintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and airbrush colors, there is a richness that develops as the colors of the final lamination of pastels are applied. Interpreting memories of a scene or subject -- and interweaving her emotional, intellectual and religious ties to Judaism and Israel -- is the basis of her methodology. Adding a love of poetry and the richness of color, one sees the sensual visual language of her art.
"Many of my ketubah [designs] didn't start out to be ketubah," says Jessica. They became ketubot because they all have one thing in common, according to the artist. "The fact they are appropriate, and there's a connection in terms of a couple moving forward together."
Jessica continues, "There's a beauty in commitment, and [I] try to say that with beautiful work."