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Jessica Newman - Biography
Jessica Newman's work focuses on urban landscapes. Some of the themes explored in her paintings include gentrification, demolition through neglect, public space and adaptive reuse. Newman has spent the last twenty years working in architecture and design, and that is reflected in her work.
Newman is originally from Syracuse, New York, a city with a lot of neglected architecture. Her work concentrates on both her current city of San Diego, and various international locations.
In her San Diego paintings, she is documenting the changing city, and by extension, the people living there. She researches the carefully-chosen subject buildings, based on their physicality and history.
Oil paint on medium-large canvas allows the viewer to enter each painting and gain a sense of place. Newman’s style is a mix of contemporary realism and impressionism with a focus on pleasing color schemes.
Jessica Newman is an Assistant Professor at Palomar College, and chair of the Interior Design department. She is also an internationally published author. Her textbook Perspective and Sketching for Designers has been published in both English and Chinese.