Jaime Jessup

 Exploring the Rockface, Lake Mazinaw  18" x 24", Oil on Wood Canvas

Exploring the Rockface, Lake Mazinaw
18" x 24", Oil on Wood Canvas

 Canoe Trip on Georgian Bay  11" x 14", Acrylic on Wood Panel

Canoe Trip on Georgian Bay
11" x 14", Acrylic on Wood Panel

 Manitou Outtrip (SOLD)  11" x 14", Acrylic on Wood Panel

Manitou Outtrip (SOLD)
11" x 14", Acrylic on Wood Panel

 Waves off the Cabot Trail  11" x 14", Acrylic on Wood Panel

Waves off the Cabot Trail
11" x 14", Acrylic on Wood Panel

 Peggy's Cove (Triptych)  3 16" x 20" (48" x 20"), Acrylic on Canvas

Peggy's Cove (Triptych)
3 16" x 20" (48" x 20"), Acrylic on Canvas


About the Artist

Jaime Jessup was born in “the heart of the Ottawa Valley” — Pembroke, Ontario — in 1988 and spent the majority of her life in “the city of the lakes” – Sudbury, Ontario.

In Sudbury, she began painting with her grandmother in the medium of watercolour, and eventually enrolled in painting classes with Sudbury’s award-winning artist, Susan Lampinen. Her talent was recognized by her teachers in elementary school who awarded her with the “Visual Arts Award” upon graduation. In her teens she spent her summers on the North Channel of Lake Huron developing her skills in landscape painting at the LaCloche Country Art School with instructor/artist Richard Edwards. In High School she stood out from her classmates having multiple pieces of her work accepted into “The Emergence” exhibition held annually at the Sudbury Art Gallery.

Recognizing her passion for art, Jaime enrolled in the visual arts program at the University of Ottawa, graduating in 2010 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a Specialization in Visual Arts and a Minor in Women’s Studies. She has displayed her artwork in the Bon Echo Art Exhibition & Sale in Cloyne, Ontario as well as the Lacloche Art Show in Whitefish Falls, Ontario. Currently, Jaime lives and works in Sudbury, Ontario.

At this moment, Jaime focuses mainly on portraiture and Canadian landscape painting in both acrylic and watercolour. She bases her paintings on photographs taken by herself or her clients, which celebrate special moments and special places from the past and present. She is working on commissioned paintings along with a new series dedicated to the memory of and the peculiar beauty of old, decrepit, and abandoned buildings found travelling across Ontario.