Your artwork is so colorful and certainly identifies with the genre of Pop Art. Have you always had a passion for Pop Art? If so, what drew you to your subject matter of superimposing the mixed medias? The Art that most impressed me is the Egyptian art. It's like a cartoon with characters who live scenes, running around on the walls of temples or tombs. The bright colors , fine lines crisp , beautiful bodies and faces , a form of naive and touching purity, here is my first sh
How do you choose your subject matter and do you find the beauty in all that surrounds you?
Most of the subjects for my paintings are my friends. Sometimes a stranger will spark intrigue for a painting. I’m drawn to creative, strong, stylish females with a DIY approach to life. I find the beauty within my friends and loved ones. I am also obsessed with light and colorful environments and landscapes draw me in. Is your preferred medium Winsor & Newton? What does being their
I have been following you on Instagram @jessicakaplanart1 for some time now and was curious as to what led you to painting? Ever since I was a small child, I loved doing anything that was creative like painting, drawing, performing , making jewelry, etc. I graduated college with a theater major. I moved to LA where I pursued an acting and voiceover career. After being there for a few years, I started my own airbrush tanning business where I blended colors to try and create th
Your underwater painting is so intriguing to me. You capture the moment in time as if it were frozen. What drew you to your current subject matter? I’ve always loved painting the figure, and the first water “themed” piece was a painting from an old photograph of my mother and aunt at the lake when I was a baby. This was my second or third year in college. With this element of nostalgia and these beautiful abstracted qualities of green reflections in the water, I knew I had fo
Getting the June Glam Bag from Ipsy blew my mind as you designed the bag! Please tell us how this collaboration came about? The creative and production department at IPSY contacted me as they liked my work. They wanted to do a female empowerment and embracing the whole graffiti street art scene glam bag. They did their own research and my name kept coming up. A few big names in the scene dropped my name and referred me. Pretty cool...they were inspired by my work. I created t