Jessica left the tourism industry in the late 90s and took a trip around the world - 1996. She wrote about it and became an award winning author for her 2nd book - Live and Travel Well, a NATJA (North American Travel Journalist Assoc) 1st Place Travel Book Award recipient 2003. Recent publications may be viewed through issuu.com here.
2o23 | Jessica resides in Tarragona, Spain and is working on several creative initiatives. The BIG small ART Gallery Network Initiative is a personal artist endeavor and the start of POP-UP ART events in Tarragona. The mission is to bring together Community, Conversation and ART—informally—and find wall space and non-gallery venues to display and organize artists' art. The objective is "to engage in conversation and mingle, meet new friends, reconnect with friends you haven't seen in a while. "to catch up" as we say." 2024 | Looking Ahead. Jessica continues as an illustrator, artist, writer and she is developing a new project (with artist Paul Sanchez): AN ART PASSEIG | PASEO | WALK (Map) and an ART WEEKEND TGN including a POP-UP ART MARKET with the goal to showcase art, artists and art spaces. "This project includes an 'artsy map' highlighting 3 areas - 1-ART-Part Alta, 2-ART-Port, 3_ART-Cuitat where the richness of Tarragona's art scene continues to develop." "Jessica’s motto is
“Necessity is the Mother of Invention, So I Invent”