Abbey Art Group

Member Profiles

Jessica Casey

Jessica is a native of Celbridge, whose first memory of drawing something from her own imagination was of when she was ten years of age.  She designed ball gowns and was happy to flip them upside down into ornate wine glasses if they didn’t meet with her satisfaction.

She has always been drawn to colours and textures and the madness and mess that can be created when expressing an emotion or feeling through art. 

It brings her great joy when playing with a different medium for the first time and finding out how it behaves. How mediums speak and interact with each other and how they react to mixed media is always an interesting journey for her. “In saying that,” she says, “Crayons on the hot radiators never went down a treat.” She prefers to create one picture, where only you know what you’ve said, rather than saying a thousand misunderstood words.

Chainmail, 5.4 x 6.6, Pen and Watercolour
Chainmail, Pen and Watercolour, 5.4 x 6.6
Blue Flowers, 5.9 x 8.25 Pen and Watercolours.
Blue Flowers, Pen and Watercolours. 5.9 x 8.25

Jessica loves getting lost in a picture, finally stepping back and realising her tea went cold hours ago, while managing to get paint and charcoal on her face, arms, elbows and in her hair too. Not to mention, that she seems to wipe her hands on her jeans a lot and all the while being blissfully unaware. “It’s my meditation and definitely one of my happy places,” she says.

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Gallery of Jessica's work