Instructor Short Bio
Jessie is a professional artist, painting and teaching online from her studio in South Dakota. Her work focuses on landscapes full of animals, and people working and playing.
Through a painterly use of oils, Jessie expresses a love of the materials as well as the subject matter.
Her work has shown in fine art galleries and museums in the West, Midwest, South, and East United States. She has paintings in public collections, and has wonderful collectors in over 30 states, Canada, the Isle of Man, and the UK. Jessie teaches online drawing and painting classes for beginning to professional level artists, and is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America and an award winning member of the American Impressionist Society.
Jessie Rasche grew up in Seattle, WA. She spent much of her childhood in her mom’s community of artists, watching their art-making techniques. This early experience gave her an admiration for artistic skill and a love for creating art.
Rasche studied Fine Art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and later earned a bachelors’ degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon, after which she continued taking art classes with painters she admires.
When Jessie moved to the American Midwest, she began focusing her work on groups of animals in wide-open landscapes, which reflect her love for the beautiful land around her and her spiritual interest in the connection between living things.
“I want my work to capture the sweet connection between animals, and to share that with the people who see my art. I hope it will bring people that soothing feeling that comes from being in this landscape, close to these animals” says Jessie.
Rasche is an internationally collected painter with artwork in several public collections. Her works have been published in the international magazines Plein Air Magazine” and “Southwest Art Magazine”, as well as the regional “South Dakota Magazine”, “Oakwood Literary Magazine”, and other magazines and newspapers. Jessie teaches online drawing and painting classes for beginning to professional level artists, and is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America and an award winning member of the American Impressionist Society.