About the Studio
Trees and rooftop gardens create a unique and essential environment in a city. They clean the air, cool and regulate the climate, and let's face it, are just plain beautiful. This environment is called an urban canopy.
For me, these green spaces make a city feel alive and comforting. I like the idea that nature continues to thrive in the concrete jungle. This concept inspires the art you will find here.
Urban Canopy is also an Ecological Art Studio. This means that Urban Canopy will always use ethically minded and environmentally sustainable practices.
Welcome to the Urban Canopy where nature and civilization connect.
About the Artist
Jessie is the owner of Urban Canopy Eco-Art Studio in Midtown. She was formally trained in fine art at Humboldt State University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Art.
Possessing a strong affinity for the natural world as well as the arts, Jessie realized that she couldn’t choose between the two and that both passions needed to be embraced. The best way to do this was to become a freelance artist. Now Jessie works out of her studio where she creates her interpretations of the natural world with a whimsical flair. Jessie’s work is currently focused on the inspiration she finds in nature. Her “day job” is leading outdoor trips that focus on environmental education. Fortunately, Jessie’s art allows her to incorporate her love of nature into her pieces.
The theme for her work is wildlife and nature. The subject is commonly an animal or sometimes a person who visually displays a physical or symbolic relationship to nature. Jessie’s intention is to create a personal connection for her viewers. Using tight, accurate lines and images juxtaposed by bold, loose ink and bright colors allows her to capture a feeling of liveliness and movement. Stylistically, her work walks the line between the structured and the free.
“I have been told that my work evokes an inspiration and passion for the beauty that is around us and perhaps overlooked in the every day rush.
My hope is that my affinity for wilderness can be seen through my art and that others are able to feel a similar connection to the wild.”
- Jessie Tietjen
By Jessie Tietjen