Breakfast in a Spring Thaw

30 x 40 inches
Oil paint on gallery-wrapped canvas
Prints available


available through
Brookings Arts Council
524 4th St
Brookings, SD 57006

“Technically the painting has a sort of Neo-Impressionist quality with a wonderful looseness in the brushstrokes. Jessie has included just enough visual information that the viewer can read the scene but also has allowed a certain level of abstraction to remain as well.  Jessie has also expertly captured the atmosphere of the scene. As someone who remembers seeing similar landscapes on crisp spring mornings on my grandfathers farm, the painting does well to portray the peaceful calm and lazying awakening of the animals and landscape to the beginning of the day.  There is a somewhat Romantic or nostalgic quality to all of this, but it is not overly idealized or accentuated to the point of artifice or disbelief. Instead the  landscape is rendered as endearing in its straight forward candor and naturalness.”
Greg Blair, PhD. Juror of Awards for BAC open Exhibition, 2018

Comments, questions or inquiries welcome.