Artist

Photo credit: Thom Undrell Photography

My name is Jes and I am a self-taught artist from Brighton, England. I specialise in freehand pyrography and pointillism art, drawing inspiration from the natural world.

Originally trained in Animal Behaviour, I have worked as a zookeeper, animal behaviourist, and enrichment coordinator for a primate rehabilitation program in Mexico. Having studied animals in Africa, Poland, UK, and Latin America, I now aim to portray the emotional lives of animals through art.

I specialise in freehand pointillism pyrography , a laborious process whereby I  burn thousands of dots one by one to form complex images of animals. My prefered timber of choice is oak, a material renowned for it’s natural beauty and unwillingness to be tamed. Oak is a very difficult medium for precise pyrography requiring dedication and skilled craftsmanship. I source my materials locally, and produce as little waste as possible to make my artwork ethically sourced and environmentally friendly.

In addition to original art pieces, I also use a variety of materials including beech, oak, and various felled tree branches, to create handmade custom and bespoke home décor and personalised gifts. All designs featured here are my own. Should you wish to commission me to produce you a custom art piece, please contact me for a free design and no-obligation quote.

Thank you for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy my collections.