“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way- things I had no words for”

– Georgia O’Keeffe

Jessica Hammond

Continuing my studies at University been a world expanding experience, it’s helped me figure out how to forge a path for myself that I didn’t think was possible before. With inspiration and encouragement from the lecturers, I’ve learnt things that I never would have been able to on my own. I was able to take a leap and try things outside of my comfort zone which then led me to discover a love for both line work and print.

All experiences I have faced during my time on the course, even the challenging ones, have been rewarding as they have helped me develop as a person and as an artist who has learnt to take chances and embrace mistakes. In the words of Bob Ross, ‘we don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.’

I’m inspired by everyday happenings and strong emotions which then feed into my work. I enjoy experimenting with how I can evoke and portray complicated emotions through illustration, even if a piece holds different meanings for each person who views it, being able portray something so complicated that words alone cannot is what makes me passionate about what I do.