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Hello, my name is Jessica Gowling: traditional printmaker, detailed illustrator, animal hugger, forest adventurer & creative blogger. nature’s my friend; we make art together.02

When bird watching, nature walks and hugs with furry animals collided with paper tearing, texture doodling, graphite smudges and ink mixing, I knew I’d found my happy place.

After completing a BFA in Print Media from the Alberta College of Art & Design (and dabling in other fun creative ventures like book arts, photography, illustration, mail art, zines, jewelry, textiles and poi), I moved to the mountains of British Columbia to pursue my dream of becoming a practicing visual artist; nature’s my friend was born.

Happily nestled in a sun-filled art studio amongst the beautiful Kootenay Mountains next to the Columbia River, the inspiration behind all of my creative endeavors is literally at my fingertips each and every day. I get to wake up in paradise, enjoy it, make art about it, photograph it and then blog about it all.

When you don’t have time to get out and walk in the woods or pick up a pencil to draw, my blog ensures that art, nature and craft can still be a part of your everyday life; it is my goal to share my exciting, creative and inspiring adventures with you as much as possible.

Thank you so much for caring to learn a bit more about me. To see a few extra photos of the studio click here or here.

Commission, interview and collaboration requests are always welcome. Please contact me via e-mail: art@jessicagowling.com or naturesmyfriend@gmail.com to discuss your ideas.

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art better.” -Vincent Van Gogh

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12 Responses to “about”

  1. marina 03/02/2012 at 15:34 #

    you rock!
    <3

  2. Giang Do 22/02/2012 at 05:40 #

    I love your sketchbook :)) <3

  3. drawandshoot 13/07/2012 at 10:22 #

    Beautiful work you make, Jessica!

  4. Amy 23/07/2012 at 13:30 #

    You are so cool!

  5. Cécile 24/07/2012 at 05:20 #

    What a pretty blog you have here, will definitely come back for more :-)

  6. sqeekchair 24/07/2012 at 08:10 #

    Love a kindred spirit! The wealth of creative interests you dabble in inspires me!

  7. nomilknocry 24/07/2012 at 20:28 #

    I love your blog. Thus, I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog award. Please check it out at: http://nomilknocry.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/liebster-blog-award/

  8. lwooten 26/07/2012 at 20:18 #

    Hi there! I have just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. I have really enjoyed your nature inspired work, and share your love of landscape and animal imagery. Details can be found here: http://blog.laurawooten.com/2012/07/26/thank-you/
    Best wishes!

  9. safitra 30/12/2013 at 07:42 #

    Wow, Nice Work you have Jessica, in my countries (Indonesian) We have many art about nature, but i thing what you have to do, is really Inspiring many people, :d

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