Featured Artist Bio
Jacquelyn Ris As a kid, my family
moved around a lot and we lived abroad for many years. For the four years we were in Germany,
I saw many breathtaking pieces of art, including those being made in front of crowds by
street artists and those embedded in age-old architecture. Though it wasn't these
masterpieces that inspired me to start painting, it was my sisters elaborate stick
figure drawings. Eventually, I moved from landscapes into realistic portraiture,
working on larger and larger scales as I advanced through my art classes in school.
Only in the past year have I taken to the idea of working on pieces of art two
stories high. More than anything the experience has been a fun ride and a good
side project next to my newfound career in cinema.