Based in Juan-les-Pins, France, Jessica Oliver is an artist from Suffolk who works from landscape and natural environment in both paint and sculpture. Recently returned from living and painting in New Zealand, she also is the curator of charity exhibition series From the Studio Floor. Her primary focus is that of the sea and ocean studies. Having studied classical painting in Florence, Italy, and after pursuing a degree in Fine Art Painting at City and Guilds of London Art School, she is now exhibiting in London and Suffolk regularly and is represented by Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge.
“When painting from landscape my intent is to represent the light, impact, immersion and energy experienced in nature. The viewer’s exploration of atmosphere and the visual and visceral surface of the paintings is my main focus, using abstraction to re-invent an experience of natural space and landscape.” Winning ‘One to Watch’ FBA Futures 2015 at Mall Galleries, and Curator of national group exhibition series ‘From the Studio Floor’ -Jessica’s new work is inspired by current travelling project ‘Odyssey’ a twenty month research trip from New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and Canada which she will return from in May 2017.