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ABOUT JESSIE ROSE FORD
Jessie Rose Ford is a botanical artist and contemporary plein air painter based in Thornbury, VIC.
Her botanical pieces celebrate the intrinsic beauty and detail found in nature as well as the connection formed between artist and plant. Her paintings most commonly display a plant stripped of context and captured in its full vitality. Through careful observation of each unique plant and the recording of each incredible detail, Jessie’s art brings the natural environment closer to us, where it is visible for us to pause and appreciate.
Ford’s plein air paintings honour a certain place, tree or simple moment of awe spent in nature, distilled with layers of paint. They capture moments of pausing and responding through colour, play and experimentation; preserving treasured feelings of reverence rather than constantly moving through these places. This gestural and emotive style of painting contrast with her detailed botanical art and allowing her to take a step back to see, experience and feel different environments, rather than focusing in on the minute.
Jessie teaches as the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne as well as running her own workshops in Melbourne, around Australia, overseas and online. She has received two prestigious awards including the Celia Rosser Medal for Botanical Art and the Highly Commended Award during Exhibitions held at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Through her art, Ford focuses on bringing us closer to the natural environment and ultimately celebrates the innate connection we all have with the natural world.
Jessie Rose Ford ABN: 14 835 121 789