Artist Statement

The true beginning of my art education started in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago- where, as a high school student, I'd often skip school to take the train downtown to spend the day there among the masterworks. Wanting to follow in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keefe, I moved to New Mexico where I received a BAFA in painting from the University of New Mexico in 2002.

My paintings are intuitive and emotional. With each painting I make, it is my aim to create something beautiful- visually and emotionally.​

I approach the canvas with an idea or inspiration and lose myself in the process- allowing the color, texture, and mood of the painting to dictate my next step until finally the visual reflects the feeling.​


Painting is the language that I best express myself in. It is the way for me to share my deepest wishes, dreams and perspectives. The expanse of the desert, the ocean and the night sky move me in ways I can only articulate through this visual vocabulary. 

I’m wild about color and can’t live without bold color in my life or my paintings. ​I paint in an expressive abstract style. My work is at once elegant and chaotic...sophisticated and relatable just like my personality.


Each painting that I create is deeply meaningful to me and completely open to interpretation. I do not desire that you understand my art but rather FEEL it.


 I am so grateful to wake up every day and to create. Sharing my art with you is the one of the most incredible privileges of my life.

Jessamine Narita



New Mexico


New Mexico
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