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 fiance.
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 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. She now illustrates full time as well as teaches personalized art lessons in her studio. Jessica also works teaching STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and math) through a local non profit organization. Jessica has taught all age groups from kindergarten on up through adults!
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 stories to life through her work.
Jessica has done all kinds of work, from logo's to murals, book covers, sketch cards for Dynamite Comics, advertisements and various other illustration pieces.