Vol. 6.16.2017 Jamie Kirkland & Jessica Pisano

May 16, 2017

Image of Vol. 6.16.2017 Jamie Kirkland & Jessica Pisano




Inspired by the natural beauty of her hometown of Martha's Vineyard, Jessica Pisano's interest in art started at a young age. She has always been inspired by nature; it is her muse. Pisano's paintings are grounded in nature, just as a tree itself. She seeks to show a tree as a majestic form representing strength, stability and growth. Pisano's work is both abstract and representational and she combines traditional and contemporary techniques to create an overall unique look.

Pisano is an award-winning artist who has had numerous solo and group shows. Her work is widely collected in both private and public collections all over the world. She lives on the Island of Martha's Vineyard, MA.


Jamie Kirkland seeks to evoke a sense of limitless space, of expansiveness, stillness and calm in her paintings. Her work has been described as "minimalist abstract landscape." Kirkland desires to speak to the viewer through simplicity and by reducing the landscape to shapes and forms, much the same way a poet expresses an idea in three lines of haiku. And just as traditional haiku contains a kigo, or season reference, her paintings reference seasonality with an economy of expression that is almost always atmospheric.

Jamie Kirkland, one of the Southwest's premier abstract landscape painters, has a unique voice and a sophisticated contemporary take on traditional landscape painting. Her technique is a process of action and reaction, resulting in many layers of paint and achieving an overall sense of color harmony. She is a consummate colorist, mixing many of her paints directly on the canvas.

Collectors have commented that they are drawn to the quiet, meditative feeling and harmonious color palettes that appear in many of Jamie’s pieces.

Many of Jamie’s paintings come from an imaginary place, which she desires to experience and convey. She also draws inspiration from her vast archive of digital photographs. Jamie is drawn to the expansive vistas of the West as well as the lush humid landscape and waterways of her native South. Having lived for a number of years in New York City, she also filters many memories of the New England coastline into her work.

Jamie's work hangs in many prominent public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States