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Jessica Rockwell - Portrait Artist

Self-Portrait of Artist in Oil

An Artistic Heritage

Ms. Rockwell’s unique and exciting talent as an oil portrait artist was kindled by her cousin, renowned American artist Norman Rockwell. She considers him the greatest source of her inspiration and carries on his legend by capturing the warm, human touch in her oil portrait paintings.

About The Artist

Jessica Priscilla Rockwell, born of an old Savannah family, and reared in Savannah, Georgia, in an ante-bellum house named Bonnie Doon located on the Vernon River,
 was formally trained in Fine Art at Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, University of Georgia at Athens and the Kuntzgewerbeshule of Basel, Switzerland. 
This training launched her for further artistic endeavors in Paris and Avignon in France; Rome, Italy; Montreal, Canada and California. When she discovered a special love for making portraits, she found an intriguing niche. “Although a special time in one’s life cannot really be repeated or relived, it can be immortalized in art that shows the very essence of an exact
 unique individual.”

Ms. Rockwell has won such awards as an art scholarship from the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, and “Best of Show” at the Beverly Hills Art in the Gardens Affaire. She has been affiliated as a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists.

Since 1999, Ms. Rockwell has made her 
home in Clearwater, Florida, where she has had two one-woman shows, and built a large studio that shows her work. She is friendly and helpful and would enjoy discussing your portrait ideas with you in a no-obligation free consultation. Just contact her here . You can also sign up for her occasional newsletter that showcases one portrait and shares some of the back story.

For photos of Jessica and her manager/photographer husband: Spring 2015, New Year 2014, New Year 2013, New Year 2012, Art is a Portral.


“We are so lucky to have found you to paint the portrait of our daughter. We enjoyed your honest and caring approach throughout the procedure, your spot-on advice from years of experience, and the breathtaking oil portrait that perfectly captures our daughter at this beautiful age. It has become a family treasure.” —CP

More testimonials can be found here and also liberally throughout The Blog. There is also a rotating testimonial section just in the sidebar to the right.

To learn about Ms. Rockwell’s art studio and her procedure of creating a portrait, please click here: Studio and Procedure.

To view the oil portrait galleries, start here: Children Oil Portraits.


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