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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Experienced award winning fine artist, illustrator and art instructor with over 45 years as a practicing professional. Having worked nationally and internationally with fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies, art buyers, collectors, art directors and in selected shows and exhibitions. Enjoys teaching young students to become successful, productive creative artists.

  • Art composition
  • Traditional fine art and illustration skills
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Illustration
  • Watercolor
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Inventiveness
  • Digital illustration
  • Design troubleshooting
  • Presentation
  • Photography
  • Composition skills
  • Business practices
  • Preparing exhibits
  • Art conceptualization
  • Creative design
  • Oil painting
  • Acrylic painting
  • Cross platform work
  • Strong foundational skills
01/2001 to Current Fine Artist Marquette University | Milwaukee, WI,

Currently working as a fine artist specializing in western art, with gallery representation in Jackson, WY (West Lives On Gallery), and Carmel, CA (Gallerie Amsterdam).

Also featured in selected shows and exhibitions:

Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, AZ

"Heart Of The West" Show and Sale, Coeur de' Alene, Idaho

Settlers West Gallery, " American Miniatures Show and Sale", "Summer Show and Sale", Tucson, AZ

Arnold Bernhard Gallery, UB

Ponderosa Gallery "Fall Classics Show"

Hubbard Museum Of The American West, "Western Artists of America", Ruidoso, NM

CM Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT

West Lives On Gallery, One Man Show "Rick McCollum Art", Three Man Show "The West In Paint and Bronze", Four Man Show, "Into the West", Jackson, WY

Hilligoss Gallery, "Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibition", Chicago, IL

The Old West Museum, "Western Spirit Show", Cheyenne, WY

to name a few.

08/2000 to 05/2021 Adjunct Professor Department Of Defense | Charlottesville, VA,

Taught Drawing I, an introduction to drawing and visualization. Learning to draw and render objects through the transition of two dimensional shape to three dimensional form using foundational drawing techniques and principals using both traditional and digital media.

Taught Drawing II, an introduction to drawing the human figure. Learning anatomical proportions, basic anatomy, form and movement. Also an introduction to drawing the clothed figure and storyboarding, using both traditional and digital media.

Taught Painting I and II, with concentration on the fundamentals and processes of representational painting from the still life. Painting II included landscape and figure painting.

Taught Illustration I and II, an introduction to verbal and visual relationships, exploring different methods of interpreting narrative to symbolic information to arrive at a appropriate illustration solution. Emphasis on experimentation and self expression. Most traditional media and digital applications explored along with pictorial composition fundamentals.

05/1974 to 02/2000 Illustrator Marquette University | Milwaukee, WI,
  • 30 Years as a freelance illustrator, devising editorial, advertising, promotional, corporate, book, magazine and institutional illustrations that complied with customer specifications, standards, and needs.
  • Clients have included: General Motors, Time-Life, Warner Brothers, Newsweek, Mercedes-Benz, National Geographic, Amtrak, Georgia Pacific, Golf Magazine, L.L. Bean, New York Life, New York Times, RCA, Readers Digest, RJR Nabisco, NBC, CBS, Marlboro, and Disney,
  • Illustration work has been featured in leading design and illustration book and periodicals which include: Communication Arts, Graphics New York, Graphic Design USA, Print, How, AIGA, Graphis and the Society of Illustrators NYC.
  • Illustrations have received over 50 awards of Excellence and Merit including Medals from the Society of Illustrators NYC, The Art Directors Clubs of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, and Best Editorial Illustration, Art Center College of Design Alumni Show
  • One of 16 artists invited to represent the USA in the First Biennial of Illustration, Tokyo, Japan
09/1986 to 05/1988 Adjunct Professor Sacred Heart University | City, STATE,

Taught Illustration III, advanced Illustration concepts and continued exploration in techniques and problem solving as applied to the practical aspects of a career in Illustration.

Education and Training
Expected in 05/1974 Bachelor of Fine Arts | Illustration Art Center College of Design, City Of Los Angeles, CA, GPA:
  • Art Center Scholarship Recipient
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Selected by the school for an extended semester study program in New York and Connecticut with Illustration Hall of Fame Illustrators: Bernie Fuchs, Mark English, Bob Peak, Bob Heindel, Fred Otnes and Allen Cober.
Awards and Honors

Western Artists of America Show and Sale- Artists Choice Award

The Old West Museum- "Western Spirit Show"-Best Oil Painting

C.M. Russell Museum Show and Auction- Ralph "Tuffy" Berg Award- Best New Artist Work

Connecticut Classic Arts Association- Colonial Award

International Biennial of Illustrations Tokyo, Japan- one of 16 artists representing the USA

American Institute of Graphic Arts- Merit Award

Art Directors Club of Connecticut- Medal

Art Directors Club of New Jersey- Gold Medal

Art Directors Club of New York- Merit Award

Society of Illustrators NYC- Medal/ Editorial Illustration

Society of Illustrators NYC- Twenty Six Awards of Excellence and Merit

Society of Art Center Alumni International Exhibition- Best Editorial Illustration

Dallas/Fort Worth Society of Visual Communication- Merit Award

Art Directors Club of Tulsa, Merit Award

The One Show NYC- Merit Award

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