About

I am a self taught Australian Wildlife Artist based in the Hunter Valley. I love painting detailed birds, animals and flowers. I am fascinated with the spectacular beauty that surrounds us everyday. My favourite mediums to paint in are watercolours and soft pastels.
I have only been an artist for less than four years. I have always had a love of art and an appreciation for art but never considered that I might possible have the talent to try. My Nan is an Artist so I have always been surrounded by art and have always appreciated the beauty the surrounds us. One day, out of the blue, I decided to try to learn, I started teaching myself through art books and YouTube videos and I became hooked. I decided that it didn't matter if I was the worst artist in the world, I had found my passion for creating art and I would paint for me, for the joy of creating art. Since then I have taken some online paid courses and I continue to devour art books and YouTube videos, as well as discovering through trial and error my own styles and methods. I first started in coloured pencils for about 6 months, then moved on to watercolours in which I found a love of the fluidity of paint, and have been painting ever since. After a shoulder injury in November last year (2016) I was devastated that I was unable to paint watercolours as I had limited movement in the shoulder of my painting arm, so in a desperate bid to keep creating art I turned to soft pastel and discovered a wonderous passion for soft pastel. I truly adore them, I love the softness, the ability to create depth through layering, the quickness of the medium and the ability to achieve minute details or to suggest soft out of focus impressions. I am still trying to improve my shoulder and I am hoping one day soon I can return to watercolours but I adore soft pastel and I will always have a passion for creating in both mediums. As long as I am creating I am happy. I have found it is a wonderful way to cope with long term health issues, creating art helps me tune out the pain, it keeps me sane, and gives me a great sense of self worth. I also wanted to share with you my favourite quote by Thomas Edison "I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" and this quote keeps me going on my art journey and in life. I believe we learn more from failure than we do from success. So join me in my 10,000 wrong ways to mastering my mediums, I am excited to see where this wonderous art journey will take me.

If you have any questions or queries about me, my art, my methods, want to join my subscribers list or you would like to order a commission send me an email at jess@jessicacurryfineart.com

All my original paintings are registered with Gallery 247, an Australian registry of Australian Artists and Artworks, each painting comes with a registration certificate that links to a digital certificate that can be used for insurance purposes.