Jess is the principal & founder of Art School Co. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America and is recognized as an Associate Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.

Jess has been teaching art for 20 years and has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including the Archibald Prize, the Shirley Hannan Art Award, the Lester Prize, the Brisbane Portrait Prize, the Percival Portrait Prize and the International ARC Salon Competition. 

Living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia, Jess is married to Dylan, and is Mum to Toby, Jewel, Summer & Eden.