Cumberland IslandJessica JH Roller
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Signed on front
18 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |8 lbs. 0 oz.
This painting is inspired by a trip to Cumberland Island several years ago. The island is uninhabited wilderness off the coast of southern Georgia. Visiting this destination was a visual adventure. Crabs, shells, and washed up jellyfish covered the coastline and wild horses, armadillos, and alligators graced the inland, covered in twisty live oaks.
A few months after Jessica JH Roller and her husband were married, they adopted two young Siamese cats from a shelter -- Tony and Larry. Jessica quickly fell deeply in love with the kittens and says the cats changed her. "They opened my eyes - I started to notice birds, trees, water, color, everything. It was as if the artist inside had been unleashed.” Jessica uses bold colors and primitive linework to create whimsical, expressive portraits. She intends to capture real or imagined moments that are both common and extraordinary.
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"Custody Battle" literally commands the room. She, they, are so intense and though provoking. I had looked at her in the gallery for what seems like forever and finally one day bought her because I knew I would be terribly disappointed if someone else snapped her up before I got off my duff. I am astounded at just how striking it is in person and that background color matches one of the predominant colors in my wood rug. Wow. Good job lady!- S Day