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About Jess Barnett

Jess Barnett

Photo: Raziel Panic

Philadelphia resident Jess Barnett is a self-taught artist and has been painting since 2004. She formerly had a private studio in Concord, NH, and has shown in various locations throughout New England.

Jess counts among her influences the Color Field movement, the region of New England, Japanese minimalist painters, Francis Bacon, Helen Frankenthaler, Cy Twombly, Stephen Gammell, Franz Kline, and Andrew Wyeth.

A former member of both Artistic Roots in Plymouth, NH, and the Fort Point Artists Community in Boston, Jess has exhibited in a variety of locations throughout New England, including the Wellness at Villageworks building in Acton, MA; 6 Bridges Gallery; the Beacon Hill Art Walk; the SoWa Art Walk; Achilles; the FPAC Gallery Art at 12; the Lilypad in Inman Square; Cambridge Common; Bricco; the Harbor Art Gallery; and the Larkin Gallery. Jess took lessons in glassblowing at Diablo Glass School in Roxbury, MA, and completed an encaustic wax workshop in Gloucester, MA, in October 2019.

In late 2019, Jess served an assistant art teacher of an art class for inmates at the Belknap County Jail in Laconia, NH. In 2022, she served as an art teacher/recovery meeting coordinator for a weekly art class and 12-step recovery meeting, also at Belknap.

For five years, she served as one of two arts editors for Printer’s Devil Review, an online literary and arts journal (

In addition to her work as an artist, Jess has her own copyediting company based in Philadelphia. Visit her site for more info.

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