"My paintings combine elements from art history and pop culture in a conceptualized fashion. I reconstruct compositions from masters of the Renaissance and apply egg tempera and gold leaf techniques utilized by Byzantine painters. The pop culture imagery ranges from black cats and lizards to Jim Morrison and Jesus. I work with the versatility of egg tempera and gold leaf to establish a “cosmic” reinvention of these elements. Overall, I want to encourage people to gain a new interest in art history through my paintings, which merge traditional mediums and techniques with unconventional imagery to achieve unique, challenging results."
Jessy Hewitt is a visual artist who was born and raised in Wisconsin. From 2002 until 2004, she gained pre-college experience at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design by immersing herself in advanced drawing and animation courses.
During the summer of 2011, she studied Renaissance painting techniques and art history in Florence, Italy. She received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, with a major in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Art History and Criticism, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts.