My taste in the Great Artists has changed over the years. As a student at Parsons, my favorite was Claude Lorraine and his fantasy landscapes. At some point I was introduced to the work of John Singer Sargent, John Glackens and others.
I was particularly impressed by the spontaneity of their watercolors of urban scenes. Much of my inspiration came from living on the top floor. Roof access allowed many opportunities to capture the sun setting on the great city. I find at this time that water based medium lends itself well the transient nature of such scenes.
Now that I live on the first floor, new opportunities have opened up in the backyard for views of Manhattan.
Jessica Mieles is a painter who sculpts. She recently has begun sculpting in Papier Mache. Included in Mieles' web site are two of her favorite sculptures that she most recently created. Her celebrity figures include: Golden Idyll - Marilyn Monroe and The Saturday Night Kid - May West.
Jessica Mieles has chosen her celebrity dialogue with the femme fatale. Her papeier mache sculptures are undeniably fascinating. Jessica Mieles shows delicate and transparent watercolor landscapes where the people are not dominant. The figure in Tar Beach plays an incidental role in her composition.
Manhattan from overhead can be quite magnificent whether its day or night.
She has a most original way of working with her materials. Then continue on to her very paintings of various subject matter that were done in watercolor and dyes.
The Smokestack Dream: In this powerful painting glittering lights seem to cast the iron shadows of the city into other worlds. Another of that series is Prismatic City
Jessica Mieles often finds her point of focus from the rooftops of the city to be a fascinating experience.
Jessica Mieles' crisp, brilliant painting captures an elemental spirit, embodying in an umbrella -- the power of the wind, rain and thunder. LAST OF DAYLIGHT these are excellent varied works . . . fine figurative works on paper From a Review by Joseph Merkel
Mieles shows delicate and transparent watercolor landscapes where the people are not dominant...
Capturing CITY PEOPLE GOING ABOUT THEIR DAYS Jessica Mieles possesses an active and relentless artistic imagination. This leads her through hew own personal exploration whereas she finds a versatility of subject and medium. She has an amazing ambience with her use of mediums even though she mainly pursues her preference of watercolor and dyes. She paints the colors of the city, as she sees them, in the city. Kindler and Gentler Jessica Mieles wants to capture the character, color and the light of her city subjects and landscapes. Dusk in Eden these are excellent varied works ... fine figurative works on paper From a Review by Joseph Merkel.
JESSICA MIELES RECENT PAINTINGS AN ARTIST OF VERSATILITY THE CHARACTER COLOR AND THE LIGHT OF CITY SUBJECTS
Jessica Mieles exemplifies in her effective watercolor scenes with figures, that 'Summertime' means sunlight, relaxation and good painting; as she skillfully employs the white of the paper to catch the light of beach, clothing, and reflections on roofs or flesh. Review by Will Grant Remembrance the work of Jessica Mieles offer a more external slice of life, capturing city people going about their days.
Randi Hoffmann Birds-Eye View Jessica Mieles is a painter that often combines landscape with still-life.
Jessica Mieles has done outdoor watercolor views that she treats with sensitivity of light and subtlety of color.
Jessica Mieles' crisp, brilliant painting captures an elemental spirit, embodying in an umbrella the power of the wind, rain and thunder. Backyard in February Color is skillfully treated in the warm tonalities of city buildings by Jessica Mieles. From a Review by E.C. Lipton Dawn Dusk
ARTIST COLLECTION RECENT PAINTINGS
Jessica Mieles paints daily, in her studio. However, when the weather is sunny and days are serene, she jaunts off to Central park as early and as often as possible. Central Park Recently she has been experimenting with Papier Mache. In this way, she continues with in her new work of figuration, color, mood, and composition.
JESSICA MIELES - Mieles attended Parsons, School of Visual Arts, and The Art Students League of New York. Jessica Mieles work has been reviewed in Art Speak and ArtWorld magazines and illustrations have appeared in Weight Watchers, Flying, Girl Scout, and Present Tense magazines as well as the McGraw Hill books. Rain People Working in several mediums" Jessica Mieles has won commissions from the Department of Consumer Affairs, Telesonic Corporation, and many others. The Sunbather Artist and painter Jessica Mieles has been associated with the Nexus Gallery, CB's Gallery, and Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City. 3 PM February
JESSICA MIELES RECENT PAINTINGS THE CRIME SERIES
CRIME SERIES SEXY SADIE THE FAMILY AT HOME - Mieles has experienced the media circus and she often expresses its effects on the public spirit.
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