Stories from the Studio: Jess Plumb
This week at Stories from the Studio we are delighted to catch up with Jess Plumb. Jess is a proud Gumbaynggirr woman living and raising her young family in Crookwell. Jess first got into painting during an Aboriginal Woman’s group held by Pejar Local Aboriginal Land Council.
“We sat there together creating art and it felt so natural and therapeutic that I kept going with it. I started out by gifting my pieces to family and charity and when I was asked to do my first ever commission piece for a beautiful family here in Crookwell, I decided to pursue my passion and start to sell my art with the hopes that people will find a connection to it like I do.”
Jess describes herself as a contemporary Aboriginal artist. Each piece she create depicts either a story or personal meaning. “I like to let my emotions and instincts guide me as I paint, so while I might have a concept or vision when starting I never truely know how it will turn out.” Professionally, I have been involved in delivering cultural workshops and programs over the years in local schools, and preschools through my work at Pejar LALC. Some of these involved Acknowledgement To Country workshops, showing Aboriginal artefacts, teaching Aboriginal culture and history, helping students create Aboriginal art and even completing a mural myself for Crookwell SDN preschool.
Recently Jess’ artwork was selected for the the STA car! A deadly makeover with a wrap created from an original work titled ‘Travelling Arts’ by Jess Plumb. Check out the car in all its glory!
Check out Jess’ instagram @mirrinmi_aboriginal_art worth a follow.