Born in Greeley, Colorado in 1988, Jess Preble has spent time studying art in San Francisco, Austin, TX, and Colorado. Although working primarily in oil paint, her artistic experience ranges across all mediums of creation and also includes curation and teaching.
She now resides in Colorado Springs, where she serves on the Pikes Peak Arts Council Board of Directors and is available for private commissions or gallery collection proposals.
In Praise of Shadows is a collection of work inspired in part by the book of Japanese architectural design and concept with the same title, as well as the philosophy of Wabi Sabi.
Ikebana floral arrangement, beauty in the imperfections of objects as they age and take on the character of their use, as well as landscapes, creatures or monuments defined by the shadows that collect in their creases and lend more beauty to what light does touch them.
This body of art is characterized by minimalism laying over heavily textured canvas, exemplified by careful consideration paid to the darkness cast and contained by each subject as well as the subtle flaws that make each thing unique.