Self-identifying as the ‘Rebel Flower Painter’, Jessica R Shepherd is one of the world’s leading botanical painters, creating works that are known for their capacity to bring audiences closer to the mystical, the irrational and the sublime. By playing with light and scale and occasionally sounds, Jessica creates intimate, poetic engagements for her followers.
Around her creative axis spin ideas about longing and desire, being lost or overly confined, which are concurrent with the ridiculously mundane trivia of the everyday. Her time devoted to a Masters’ degree in taxonomy allows her to blend a more logical, rigid understanding of the world with that of the mythological; crossing boundaries and producing works that are more holistic and poetic in their approach.
J R Shepherd is also a writer, teacher and curator and collaborates with institutions, artists and scientists around the world. She established Inky Leaves Publishing in 2017 to promote the work of other artists in her field.
Proposals to exhibit J R Shepherd’s paintings and all reproduction and commission enquiries can be made using the form at the end of this page.