"THROUGH THE ACT OF PAINTING, THE PAINTING HAPPENS.
My work is a balance of intention and chance—control versus surrender. Allowing a painting to develop, collaborating with the creative process rather than directing it, is the heart of my painting practice. If there is an overarching theme to my work, then it is about letting go; letting go of expectations, rules, desire, and fear. It requires a leap of faith, a willingness to fail, and a belief that the simple act of mixing paint and slathering it onto a canvas will eventually turn into something that touches truth.
Thoughtful abstract compositions invite creative thinking and more meaningful interactions with others. By showing up and being present to my own artistic practice, I feel connected to an authenticity that is bigger than myself. By sharing my work with others, I hope to inspire conversation that goes beyond image.
THROUGH THE ACT OF LIVING, LIFE HAPPENS." -Jessica Eichman
Jessica Saterstrom Eichman is an artist who works and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. A native of Natchez, Mississippi, Jessica earned degrees in Art and French before living and working in Paris, France; Corvallis, Oregon; and Boston, Massachusetts. Jessica is primarily interested in nonrepresentational visual conversations that emerge from surrendering to the creative process through the act of painting. Her work can be found in public and private collections across the country and internationally, including permanent public art collections in the Nashville Historic Metro Courthouse and Hermitage Park in Nashville.