THINGS I LIKE:
Journeys that lead back home
Stories about only children
PB, CB, BW interiors, covers
Jesse is an author-illustrator and muralist creating whimsical, wonder-filled work that explores the power of imagination and adventure. Nature is a consistent backdrop for those explorations, a focus that stems from a childhood spent wandering the woods in rural North Carolina. A proud Tar Heel, Jesse graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BFA in Studio Art, then earned her MA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She taught elementary, middle, and high school art in Washington, DC, before beginning her journey as a freelance artist.
Jesse now lives in Durham, North Carolina. She’s almost always drawing; it’s her very favorite thing to do. Cooking and eating delicious vegan food is a close second. And she still takes lots of walks in the woods!