"Jessica “Jess" Luer is originally from Wisconsin Dells, WI. Her aunt and artist Pam Luer inspired Jess to pursue a creative career and did so initially by attending and graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in two-dimensional mediums. UWSP is an ecologically-conscious college and is academically-acclaimed for its natural science teachings, so Jess also became inspired to minor in biology. Jess’s artistic influences include her travels abroad to Europe, John James Audubon’s and Owen Gromme’s bird prints, observational sketches from various western-world artists, photographers that favor nature and figures as subject matter, and occasionally the tapestry-like scroll paintings from various east Asian scholars that favor the use of natural inks and watercolors. Jess enjoys biological illustration, especially involving organism identification under special circumstances relative to humanity. Jess favors monochromatic styles in her work involving intricate line work, organic patterns, and layered textures. Jess is well-versed with ink, watercolor, charcoal, acrylics, oils, pastel, graphite, and photo.
As of late, Jess has been encouraging others to practice creativity as well as progressively seek freelance opportunities and new creative adventures. Jess also provides a variety of art lessons at all levels with a variety of two-dimensional mediums and methods. While exploring these methods and mediums, the topics featured in each class may involve technical concepts, organic composition, environmental ethics, and soul-searching discussion. The lessons are meant to be free-spiriting, constructively inspirational, and a safe haven where all are welcome. Jess is hopeful to not only improve the artistic ability, but to also have students leaving the lessons with a stronger creative confidence, a more tranquil mind, and greater respect for the environment. Also, she is currently searching for a suitable graduate program overseas. She looks forward to sharing her wealth of creative knowledge with all who meet her.
"I will be pursuing business school abroad starting this September and will be in the South-Central region of Wisconsin for the summer. I am actively seeking commission work all summer long." -Jess (2018)"