Jessica Perlstein is a visionary artist based out of San Francisco, CA. Her biggest inspirations involve music, travel, and observing and working closely with nature. These have all led her towards her artistic path that she is on today, and to the thriving underground electronic music and dance culture in the Bay Area. Here she was able to bridge her passion with art with her other passion of music through the act of live painting, which is to create a painting live in front of an audience, usually during a musical event. She also became heavily inspired and influenced by the growing visionary art movement that is an intrinsic part of the music and festival culture. Through visionary art, she has been able to deliver her messages of interconnectedness with all things in nature. Expression through the use of bold color and the love for intricate beauty define her style. She carries a strong message of taking action towards respecting a thriving planet and the resulting reality we can create when we choose to be aware of our symbiotic relationship with nature. Her latest work emphasizes a movement toward environmental sustainability, merging ecological technologies and innovations within our current society to illustrate a thriving community.
Jessica graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2006 with a BFA in Illustration. In 2010, she worked with digital artist Android Jones for two years as her mentor to expand into the digital palette. Her artwork has been featured in events around the world including Canada, Central America, Europe and Australia. Her work is expressed in both traditional and digital mediums, often combining the two. She is currently exploring new methods of painting, always experimenting to find new forms of expression.