About The Artist

Jessica Ann Nunno

Jessica currently lives in Huntsville, AL. Although she grew up in the state of Connecticut and has traveled throughout the entirety of the east coast. She went to college in New York City at The School of Visual Arts. Where she graduated with her BFA in Illustration in 2009.

After graduating from college Jessica moved to Alabama. She struggled initially to find her place in the art world, having been used to the fast paced nature of New England, everything about the south seemed different. Jessica came across an art consignment shop called The ARTery LLC where she rented a space and sold her art work, hosted events and assisted with their social media marketing. Eventually The ARTery shut down and Jessica found her way to The Artist Markets at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment. Here she learned about how large the art community in Huntsville actually was and met some of the most amazing creative people. It was through that Artist Market that Jessica met some of her closest friends and it's also where she met her significant other who is also an artist.

After spending about two years vending at the Artist Market in Lowe Mill and selling her work at comic, pop culture and science fiction conventions throughout the Tennessee Valley, Jessica was accepted into her first studio space within Lowe Mill. Her portfolio grew and she quickly expanded her studio space. Now not only does Jessica sell her work at conventions and art festivals, but she has a dedicated work space/ store front/ studio within Lowe Mill. The largest private owned art community in the south. She is also had the opportunity to be the Lead Coordinator of that same Artist Market she started in a number of years ago. Jessica took the market over after the woman who started that community 15 years prior retired and ran the artist market every Saturday for an entire year, before the Artist Market was absorbed by Lowe Mill.  She now works as a Freelance Illustrator and a Teaching Artist full time. As an illustrator she takes on commissions, does gallery shows, vends at Art Festivals and Comic Conventions. As a Teaching Artist Jessica is contracted by The Huntsville Museum of Art, where she teaches a wide variety of art classes. From 3D sculpture, to painting, to painting, drawing, cartooning, jewelry making quilling. She is also contracted by North Alabama Arts Education Collaborative a subsection of Arts Huntsville. Whom she creates tutorial art and craft videos for, hosts afterschool clubs, and assists with classroom enrichment of the arts for grade school students. Jessica has taught/ worked with  all age groups from kindergarten on up through adults! 

She also runs a free art club for preteens and teenagers called the Junior Illustrator's Guild. This art club meets weekly on Zoom to provide consistency through practice, embracing the imagination, socialization and bringing teenagers together with similar interests. There is also have a Discord Server where the teenagers communicate and share their artwork throughout the week as well as take challenges. Jessica started this club as a way to give back during the early days of the Coronavirus by providing social interaction while social distancing, and giving these teenagers a safe place to go and be themselves.

Jessica is also a member of the Alabama Women's Caucus for Art. 

Jessica works primarily in traditional materials. Utilizing alcohol based markers with a mix of colored pencils as well as other various kinds of ink. She is best known for her use of vibrant, saturated colors as well as her character and creature designs. She has a strong love for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Paranormal stories. Which are the typical themes in her work. Her passion is story telling, and bringing her stories and the stories of others to life through her art. 

Jessica has worked on all kinds of commissions, from logo's to murals, book covers, sketch cards for Dynamite Comics, advertisements and various other illustration pieces. She has also shown her work in various galleries around North Alabama. 

In her spare time (what little she takes), Jessica enjoys playing with her fluffy Great Pyrenees, hanging out with her significant other, Poi Spinning also known as Flow Arts, creative writing, reading and playing video games. She also watches A LOT of cartoons and anime!

 

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