Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst is a Canadian artist and writer who is currently living in Melbourne, Australia. I found her work by accident as you often do while searching some other topic on the internet. I noticed she also showed at Cube Gallery in Ottawa where my work was in a show in the fall of 2009. A coincidence ! I love the sparseness of her work, her breaking down the dimensionality of branches into line and shadow. It is the patterning of branches that appeals to me most as you can see in my Reading a Garden series on the Leyton Gallery website.
Branches on Wall (2008) oil and marker on canvas 108 x 96 cm.
Sunlit Branches (2008) acrylic on canvas 40 x 32 in.