Jessika Steiner was born in New Caledonia where she lived on her Swiss father’s hand built yacht before settling on the Hawkesbury river north of Sydney. Growing up surrounded by bush land has provided a foundation of memories from which to draw which Jessika sees as fundamental to her artistic practice.
Jessika’s current practice in acrylic and mixed media painting translates memories and nostalgia into colour and form* * *
“Through extensive experimentation and play, I discovered a way to communicate my mind’s snapshots of the beautiful vivid colours and organic shapes of my childhood. The themes found in natural forms that make up such an immense part of my history have shaped the way I express myself with colour and helped guide my exploration of shapes. These works are the product of a ‘creative flow’, an organic and spontaneous process of painting and creating that reflects and informs my appreciation of the natural world.”