Jessica Ecker
Mesa, Arizona

Jessica Ecker grew up in Arizona and has always been drawn to the desert landscape. In her series titled Architected Landscape, she explores how modern architecture integrates with the desert. The watercolor paintings feature geometric one-story houses with large windows that expose the rugged landscape around them. Like Philip Johnson’s Glass House and other mid-century modern architecture, the landscape is the real “walls” for these structures. By placing the viewer inside the house to look out, Jessica creates a surreal scene. Inside, the walls are stark and grey, while outside many of the landscapes have a fantastical characteristic with brightly colored “candied” mountains. The sense of form, color, and shape in the work reflects a modern American style, reminiscent of painters such as Edward Hopper and David Hockney. Jessica pays tribute to the vibrant flat colors of the West, and quiet scenes of American life. Even though the pieces are devoid of people, it is the way we are placed in the scenes that give the paintings a sense of aspiration. We would like to exist in these places, where the magical landscape seems to have a spiritual pull.

Study of a Desert House
15" x 22" , watercolor painting
$675

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Palm Tree (Architected Landscape 18)
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,800

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Rock Garden (Architected Landscape 17)
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$1,100


California Pollenated (Architected Landscape 11)
22.5" x 30" , gouache painting
$1,300

Candied Mountain (Architected Landscape 6)
30" x 22.5" , watercolor painting
$1,100

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Study of a Desert House II
10" x 14" , watercolor painting
$550


Red Wall (Architected Landscape 13)
22.5" x 30" , watercolor painting
$1,200

Red Window (Architected Landscape 5)
30" x 22.5" , watercolor painting
$900

Together
8" x 8" , acrylic painting
$450


The Intruder
36" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,500

Falling Backwards
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,000

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Consent (?)
24" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,525


Enclosed
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,000


Tangerine Wall (Architected Landscape 16)
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$900

Desert Lake II (Architected Landscape 9)
30" x 22.5" , gouache painting
$1,100

Desert Lake 1 (Architected Landscape 8)
30" x 22.5" , gouache painting
$1,300

Artist and Customer Comments


Jessica Ecker 11/1/2016 | 12:03 AM

Thank you so much! Sorry for the late response, I've been painting so many things... hoping to post some new paintings on here in the next few weeks.

commentsDesert Lake II (Architected Landscape 9)
A Crow 10/17/2016 | 8:20 PM

i love your paintings...very Hockney-esque!