Jessica Snow: Interview

Jessica Snow, A Reflection of Morning 55 x 60 inches, oil on linen, 2011 (courte
Jessica Snow, A Reflection of Morning 55 x 60 inches, oil on linen, 2011 (courtesy of the artist)

Klea McKenna and Nikki Grattan visit the studio of painter Jessica Snow.

Grattan writes: "Jessica doesn’t want the labor to come through in her paintings; she often begins with multiple sketches to work out the formal qualities she’s after before starting a painting. Aesthetically she wants the brushstrokes to disappear and the layers upon layers to become indiscernible. Interestingly, what drives this precise and controlled process is her desire to make something that looks effortless and spontaneous... by making the process imperceptible, the viewer is left completely alone with the finished work and that potentially a singular and unpredictable experience is sparked."