Jessica Potenza



Self-taught, my painting technique involves combining acrylic and ink with pigments, papers and materials I collect throughout my life. My tendency to use natural pigments such as coffee began early in my artistic explorations, when the only paint substitutes at my disposal were those found within arms reach while at home or on the road working with horses. These pigments, usually selected to signify either my intentions with each piece or my whereabouts, make the work more personal, more meaningful if you will.

My art signifies to me life, both at its exposed bedrocks as well as its radiant summits. My inspiration is rooted in these moments and their attributed feelings, the ones that last forever in our memories. These are the moments that give life meaning, that make us ask questions, that change us. Valuable exchanges between friends, between strangers. Challenges overcome, dreams accomplished, loves lost, new days, change. Worldwide we have unique lives, and in a life where there is such a struggle with respect to our so called differences, my focus is on what we do share, emotions.