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Polanshek of the Hills

Jess Polanshek

My illustrations are an escape into the world of an imagined forest smothered in intricate patterns and vivid color. They start with a vaguely sketched animal that slowly grows into a visual story filled with curiosity. Each scratch of the pen and stroke of the brush building upon a white page slowly layer and grow into a glimpse of the forest. This process will always hold a certain sense of magic for me that I try to convey to the viewer. My art is not about concrete impressions or high realism but a sense of wonder and a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Fairfax, VT