ABOUT JESSICA KIRKLIN

  • Children’s literature is my happy place! I’m hardly aware that there are any other sections in the bookstore or library. Fortunately, I can still sit in the little chairs. . well, mostly. I hold a BFA in graphic design and a Signature Membership in the Southwestern Watercolor Society. My professional life includes having been a graphic designer for in-house art departments such as Blockbuster Music, Artisoft and Hobby Lobby. I have been an art instructor for K-9th. Currently, I am an illustrator, writer and watercolorist.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Capturing expressions is my favorite part of illustrating. Of course, I can’t forget about creating worlds. . and moods. . and bringing characters to life. Okay, it’s all magical! I begin works traditionally, then add digital touches. My favorite medium is watercolor. I just love the endless effects they are able to create.