November 12th, 2015 | Posted by jesskeylon in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

This weekend is the opening of a group show at the Sparks Gallery in downtown San Diego. I have two pieces on display; my large tree painting, “Bend” and a curious piece,”curator.” The theme is “Wandering in the Dream Field” and a professional harpist will be playing during the opening. To attend the opening you must RSVP on their facebook event page here.

With this gallery opening, I am embracing the vulnerability of putting myself out there. Exposing my fears, exposing my thoughts and embracing myself as an artist. A very introspective time; a very healing time. The painting below I just finished today.

Have a great weekend everyone, honor yourself and your feelings.



October 29th, 2015 | Posted by jesskeylon in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It’s national cat day, y’all.

I’ve also been pretty darn consistent with the Inktober challenge. Only missed one day when we were off in the desert. I will be making that one up though, I promise.

Happy #nationalcatday to you. #inktober #instaart #watercolor #watercolour #winsorandnewton #cat #meow

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come on people!

October 5th, 2015 | Posted by jesskeylon in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I am participating in Inktober. It’s October with ink. Quite a challenge that I stumbled into on October 1st after innocently posting a portion of an inked artwork (my first out of 31). I then came across many, many other artists tagging their creations with #inktober. “What is this inktober?” I asked myself, and through the magic of the internet I found out 3 seconds later. Draw in ink, take a picture, post it with the tag. A great way to practice and motivate myself, and saturate the internet with my artwork for people to enjoy.

So for the entire month of October I will be creating daily sketches, drawings, and artwork with ink and posting them on my social media accounts. Yes social media, I am in. I was reflecting on that for today’s post:

Strangely wise

September 9th, 2015 | Posted by jesskeylon in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I love popping into the local Japanese Diaso store from time to time. They have a great selection of useful household and personal items, and some unique things I never knew I needed. My current favorite section is the stationary section, full of colorful pens, Sumi brushes, inks, and cute pencil cases. Some of these have sentimental phrases that kind of make sense, though the clarity has been lost in translation. You get more of the feeling of the message, rather than the logical, literal sense. I like these. It helps me get into the figurative, emotive, experiential world, where images and words have more meaning than their literal counterparts. Go now, to the nearest Japanese store.

lovely weekend

August 19th, 2015 | Posted by jesskeylon in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

ArtWalk NTC was a great time, I met some wonderful artists and lovely folks walking around enjoying the art.


Thank you all who stopped by to visit, it was a hot, humid weekend and seeing everyone’s smiling faces made the heat much more tolerable.
A success! Now back to painting.


Bear with me

August 12th, 2015 | Posted by jesskeylon in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Oh I am just full of puns today.

Must be a Tuesday-before-ArtWalk thing.

Just bearly finishing this guy before #artwalksd this weekend. :-) #cute #bear #art #acrylic

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ArtWalk NTC 2015

August 3rd, 2015 | Posted by jesskeylon in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

By now you may have heard the rumors that I have a tent at this year’s San Diego ArtWalk at NTC/Liberty station.

Everyone (in my house) is talking about it.

Good thing for you though, because there is unlimited room and free admission, and tons of parking.
(there’s even a Trader Joe’s down the street for groceries afterwards!)

So in (less than) two weeks if you find yourself itching to look at and purchase some beautiful artwork from local artists,
you know where to go.

I will be in tent #131 ready to say hello to you when you arrive. Until then, I have some paintings to finish.


It’s true, I have been cranking out the artwork lately, getting ready for the ArtWalk NTC event in 2 weeks.

Two weeks. yup. Sure I am ready. Ready to go. In two weeks.
If you are in town, please stop on by to say hello and keep me on my toes!

I don’t have pictures of the pieces I just finished this week, but here’s an old one I did a few months ago to celebrate the arrival a friend’s new little one.

Happy Blue Moon y’all


something aboot a bridge

July 17th, 2015 | Posted by jesskeylon in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We went to Vancouver, British Columbia last week and it was amazing.

The nature is on steroids, and the people are inherently nice.


There is much of the world I have not seen, but Vancouver would be on my list of out-of-country places to move. I even started unconsciously picking up the subtle accent (nothing bad aboot it)

Back to painting! Back to being an artist. Back to being who I am meant to be, not who anyone else thinks I should be. It’s a well talked about concept, but a whole other thing to put it into everyday life.

Here’s to crossing that bridge:

Suspended over the treetops as I cross another bridge. #canada #bridge #seatosky #shift

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Working on my tree today, looking forward to seeing it hang in my booth at #artwalkntc this august!

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