Jess lives in West Sussex, very close to the Sussex downs and the beach. The surrounding areas are a big influence on the work she creates.
"I use aerial views of the downs, looking at the changing landscape through the seasons. I develop my ideas through drawing, print and paint keeping a sketchbook of ideas using the inspiration from natural objects, the human figure and corroded surfaces. I love corroded surfaces, the contrast of rough and smooth line, patterns and texture that are found on stones, wood, glass and metal that has been weathered and broken down from natural erosion. I like to see how the landscape changes from month to month and the effects that farming the land has had, leaving patterns by man or nature."