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Thank you for visiting my shop, here is a little information about me and what I make. If you want to see more of my working process or new works in the pipeline go to my blog, www.jessquinn.wordpress.com

Hi I'm Jess, I trained in fine art painting at Glasgow School of Art which was an amazing experience. It instilled in me a very strong work ethic and a huge desire to continue on a creative path. Weaving this desire around family and life has been a challenge at times but I am learning so much along the way. My work is constantly evolving as I incorporate new materials and experiences into my creations.

I work full time as an Artist/Maker and love every minute of what I do. I am also a parent to three amazing children who inspire me every day to make something new.

My childhood…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 27
  • Joined April 9, 2008

Favorite materials

Merino wool, cotton, linen, felt, silk, ink, paper, oil paint, paper clay, vintage textiles

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About

Thank you for visiting my shop, here is a little information about me and what I make. If you want to see more of my working process or new works in the pipeline go to my blog, www.jessquinn.wordpress.com

Hi I'm Jess, I trained in fine art painting at Glasgow School of Art which was an amazing experience. It instilled in me a very strong work ethic and a huge desire to continue on a creative path. Weaving this desire around family and life has been a challenge at times but I am learning so much along the way. My work is constantly evolving as I incorporate new materials and experiences into my creations.

I work full time as an Artist/Maker and love every minute of what I do. I am also a parent to three amazing children who inspire me every day to make something new.

My childhood influences:
My American mom made (and still does) the best cakes and pies as well as being a very talented seamstress , I had a beautiful bespoke wardrobe as a child that went completely unappreciated at the time. She is a super stylish woman who inspired me by running her own business designing and selling clothes.

Dad taught furniture design and the whole ground floor of our house was a workshop, amazing really, every other house on the street has a kitchen at this level. I still love the smell of wood shavings and the sound of cloth being cut out on a table top with dressmakers scissors.

My Mom introduced me to colour, pattern and texture, my Dad to modernism, the Bauhaus and bent wood furniture.

So that leaves me with a painting degree and three babies and a desire to make and create. Mum also knits, so I have a mixed bag of skills, some formal, some handed down and some self taught.

My textile dolls led me into model making for stop frame animation which is well established in Bristol. This experience has also encouraged me to add clay sculpture into the mix along side textiles, drawing, knitting, needle felting, painting.

My influences are wide and varied from childhood books by Maurice Sendak to surrealist painters like Leonora Carrington, vintage toys and cartoons, Japanese anime, 1950s kitsch, 1930s modernism and so much more!

I use which ever medium seems right for a particular character, I like to mix it up, most items are ooak. Everything is made by myself and I love each process and material to be openly expressed, each stitch or paint stroke is visible a trace of my working hand. I love colour and have collected a fair amount of vintage fabric over the years, these are added into a lot of my work, a hint of nostalgia added to something new.

You can visit my Blog to find more information on projects, I'd love to see you there!

http://jessquinn.wordpress.com

All designs and images are the property of Jessica Quinn and copyright to QUINN.

Thank you for taking the time read my profile and visit my shop.

Best Wishes, Jess

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