Jessie Rigby is an Australian contemporary artist who resides in the Macedon Ranges, north of Melbourne, with her husband and two dogs, Bonnie and George. Amongst her love of art, she enjoys spending time with her family, working in the veggie patch, making banana bread and appreciating the wonderful eateries and coffee culture the Macedon Ranges has to offer.
Studying both Visual Arts and Fashion in her earlier years, she spent 10 years working in the Rag Trade in design, whilst simultaneously cultivating her passion for abstract art. Working for a number of well-established fashion labels has enriched her creative experience and eye for design, construction and balance. Applying this background, Jessie has refined her skill for remaining ‘on the pulse’ of design aesthetics, silhouettes and colour palettes that people are drawn to, which can be observed in her works.
Inspired by Victoria’s countryside, Jessie translates her surroundings into dreamy and misty mountain-scapes, whimsical ‘Nebulas’ and is drawn to experimenting with mixed mediums including acrylics, oil pastels, gouache, and metallic pigments, developing texture and an additional depth to her works.