Hi there, my name is Jessica Giles. I am originally from America but have spent the majority of my life in New Zealand. I have always been a creative person but have only recently discovered painting since my grandmother passed away 9 years ago; I found a lonely canvas in her home with no explanation as to why it was there so I decided to give the art of painting a go. I am self -taught and can see how far I have come on my creative journey, even just over the past few years. My pieces tend to come from somewhere deep inside and the colours and textures I use are dependent on what is happening in my life at each moment. I never thought I would have the confidence to put my work on display for anyone’s eyes but my own but through the support of my family, I have been given a much-needed push.