Pat Jessee has been doing some kind of art her entire life, partly because her father was a professional artist himself, and always encouraged her talent. She got a degree in Art from Kansas University and studied under the renowned artist Wilber Neiwald at the Kansas City Art Institute. Her paintings have won numerous awards, and were even selected for the Heart Association Christmas Card.
My inspired art often comes from a dream or an image in my mind, and then it evolves from there. These paintings are not usually Bible stories, but more metaphors of Jesus. I often paint Jesus smiling, as the loving, non-judging Jesus that I want people to know, to show that He really does want to have a relationship with us.
Native Americans are another passion of mine. I want people to see the dignity and proud culture they once had, and with my paintings, honor their culture and heritage.
Patriotic paintings are another venue that seems important especially in these difficult times. I have read accounts of George Washington, the founding father of our country and our General in the Revolutionary War. He had a basic groundwork of faith in God, honesty and integrity that has been somewhat lost in today’s culture and government. With these patriotic images I have created, I hope I will be a help drawing Americans back to good values that we might become a great nation once again, “One Nation Under God.”