'Flower Power' Solo Exhibition, Liverpool, March 2020
Signature Art Prize Finalist Gala, London, February 2020
Gallery Du808 Group Show, Bristol, December 2019
Winter Arts Market, Liverpool Cathedral, December 2019
Liverpool Art Fair, June - September 2019
Bethlehem Card Commission Winner, The Signature Art Prize 2019/20, Somerset house, London.
Awarded the Tibor Reich Postgraduate Award for 'The Most Innovative use of Colour Theory in a Postgraduate Project', University of Leeds.
Meet the artist
Hi there, I'm Jessica Slack, an abstract artist based in Liverpool. My work is mostly inspired by colour and nature. I am fascinated by the power of colour and how it can evoke emotions when least expected. The shifting nature of the environment, from the changing seasons to the contrast between urban and rural landscapes is constant inspiration to me. The aim of my work is to capture feelings of joy, wonder and freedom - reflected in the bold use of colour, texture and abstract mark marking you see in my work.
After studying Fashion Design, specialising in printed textiles at Northumbria University, I completed an MSc in Textiles at the University of Leeds in which I specialised in Colour Theory. For a short period I was working as a colour forecasting specialist for a global company but in September 2019 I left my full time job to focus on my art practice. I am now based in my studio at MerseyMade in Liverpool City Centre. I have exhibited my work in various exhibitions within the UK, been selected to be published in a book featuring 50 inspiring female artists and most recently, I was selected as a finalist in the Signature Art Prize.
You can see upcoming events below or pop in to MerseyMade to see me painting in person!