Jessie Schwartz

Project Description

Growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s influenced me and my work in a way that I only recently realized. Music, television, and films were a way to escape and helped me get through some very tough times. Naturally, as I select subjects to paint, I find myself turning to what I know best. I am not only captivated by the body of work of my subjects but the character in their faces and what they convey. I believe the reason so many people like my work is because each piece brings back a memory for them as well.

The process of “Chromatic Pop” in which I paint is very intuitive. I myself am not sure of the outcome until it is complete. I let the colors pick themselves and I go along for the ride.

—Jessie Schwartz