Whimsical, wonder-filled art for children’s spaces

Oakland, California

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Note from shop owner I am traveling through June, so my shop listings are inactive until I am stationary again. I look forward to opening back up in the summer!

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Last updated on Apr 15, 2021

I am traveling through June, so my shop listings are inactive until I am stationary again. I look forward to opening back up in the summer!

Jesse White

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About JWhiteIllustration

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On Etsy since 2019

Creating whimsical, wonder-filled art that explores the power of children and nature.

Hello! My name is Jesse White. I’m an illustrator and muralist based in Oakland, California. I grew up in rural North Carolina, and was raised by two artistic parents in a house that doubled as a studio, next to a tiny river. A lot of my time was spent drawing and walking in the woods by myself. Drawing and taking walks are still my favorite activities! I also love to cook and eat delicious vegan food, get lost in produce at the farmer's market, and go on city runs with my dog, River.

I absolutely love creating artwork for the spaces where children learn and grow. My interest in these spaces stems from my background as an art educator.

When I was a teacher, I gathered inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach to education, where physical environment is the “third teacher”. I organized my classroom in a way that prompted curiosity and discovery, and made my students feel safe and valued. A huge part of that process was the thoughtful creation and curation of the material on our walls. It was important to me that my students were surrounded with handmade, imaginative art that carried a powerful message and reflected their interests and identities.

I bring this same philosophy to my work as an artist. Just as the classroom is essential to a learner’s journey, the space in which your little one plays and sleeps is essential to their childhood journey. Handmade, unique artwork transforms a nursery, bedroom, or playroom into a magical world, filled with warmth and wonder. It invites new ways of seeing and interacting with the space. That’s why all of my work is thoughtfully designed with children in mind, to enrich their environment and inspire their imagination.

My favorite drawing tools are my iPad, Apple Pencil, and Procreate. I also love working with gouache and colored pencil, and often combine digital and traditional media.

To learn more, please visit me on:

My website: https://www.jessewhiteillustration.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessewhiteillustration/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jessewhiteillustration/

If you would like to commission an original work, or just say hello, please feel free to email me at jessewhiteillustration (at) gmail.com.

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