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Welcome! Thank you for checking out my website.

My name is Jess; i'm 29 years old and live in North West England, UK. I have loved art and drawing for as long as I can remember, it was always my go-to activity in my spare time as a child. I have always used art and drawing as a way to express things that excite and inspire me, whether that be people, films, characters, other artists etc. 

For the most part I am a self-taught artist. I studied art throughout high school up until my A Levels but felt I lacked the originality and creativity to study it at degree level. Art was always something I enjoyed for myself and towards the end of school it began to feel like a chore which is something I had never wanted.

in 2014 I began to take my drawing more seriously. I had lacked the free time and energy for drawing whilst studying mathematics at university and was eager to get back to it. I also started attending some fun art workshops in my local area. Inspired by new communities and other artists around me, I started sharing my work publicly for the first time online. I also began to put conscious effort into improving my skills and trying different things. In 2016, I set up my Etsy shop and in more recent years I have started to accept original commissions. 

I've worked in many different mediums over this time. Mainly working traditionally at first and then discovering the joys of digital art too. I have always struggled to stick to one style or way of working because I like to be constantly learning and finding new interests that inspire me, I would quickly get bored of doing a lot of the same thing.

Since finishing school, and especially since early 2017, I have suffered with mental health issues such as panic disorder and severe agoraphobia. This greatly impacts my day-to-day life and has made it particularly difficult for me to commit to full time work. Fortunately I have been able to use this as an opportunity to follow my passion and take my art more seriously. The ability to create and share my art is one of the few areas of my life not strongly impacted by my mental health and it is important to me to be able to hold on to that sense of independence and growth at this time.

If you've made it this far, congratulations! And thank you for coming along on this journey with me. It means a lot to be able to spend so much time doing what I love with your wonderful support!

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