Jess Graff is an artist and educator who works in multiple art mediums. A native Oregonian, she has been teaching and working in arts and education for over 12 years. As an artist Jess has participated in numerous gallery shows throughout Oregon and has participated in residency programs at schools, art centers, museums, and a correctional facility. Currently the Residency Manager at Portland Children’s Museum.
Jess draws creative inspiration from play and the natural world. For more information about Jess Graff’s creative endeavors or to inquire about custom designs or classes please email JLGraff17@gmail.com or visit http://www.jessgraff.com/ .
My connection with art started in 1965, New Haven, Conn. Birthplace. As far back as I can remember I was always drawing or painting in my childhood. I also remember being equally as passionate about sports. Basketball was my first love and marrying it with god given talent to draw and paint leads me to believe I’m doing exactly what I was put on earth to do.
I grew up in Kansas City and my very first live concert experience was The Jackson Five in 1973. That started an appreciation for concerts and music in general.
Although most of my work will reflect an infusion of passions and a colorful display of sports, music, and fine art I’m also open to abstract design as well.
Since May 28, 2013 my goal has been working on a series of art and design projects specifically focusing on both sports and entertainment industries & targeting a global clientele.