jessica pignotti


I am an artist living in Chicago. My work is about things I love and things that make me happy. Animals, both wild and domestic, as well as tiny cottages, house plants, and flowers are all symbols of joy. I share this joy through the detail of my designs and the playful combination of domestic artifacts and elements of nature; animals wear fancy collars and bow-ties or are surrounded by frames of flowers and greenery. Cottages and house plants are elevated and celebrated with colorful and decorative frames.

I greatly enjoy painting animals of all kinds but I have a special knack for capturing the likeness and personality of domestic companions.

I studied painting and drawing at SAIC and Indiana University and now I teach drawing part-time at college level. Teaching is rewarding but I am at my happiest when I’m in my studio working.

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