Jessie Homer French

WINTER ROSES
2007
oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches

Born in 1940 and untrained as an artist, Jessie Homer French has, nonetheless, maintained a creative output that includes painting, quilt-making, fly fishing, tapestry-making, and hook-latch. The self-proclaimed “regional narrative painter” works in a style comprised of flat areas of color and simplified forms, and her works often include archetypes of death and nature. In this somber piece, animal tracks move among dormant rose bushes, delicate evidence of life during the winter months when all plant life has gone silent. French’s work has been included in group exhibitions at venues such as the Palm Springs Museum; Laguna Museum, Laguna Beach; and Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica.

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courtesy of the artist and various small fires, los angeles
gallery website: vsf.la