July 8, 2020
Artist Spotlight: Jessica Abella
A white and gold resin geode by Jessica AbellaSource: Jessica Abella
Various resin artworks by Jessica AbellaSource: Jessica Abella
About the Artist
Abella is a 29-year-old Montserrat College Of Art graduate with a bachelor’s degree in photography. Following her graduation, she launched a photography business in 2015.
“When I first started out I geared more towards events and family portraits,” Abella said to us via email. “This was a sure way to build up clients and to get my name out there.”
During her creative quest, Abella fell head over heels for working with resin.
“I didn’t start small with molds or small projects,” she said. “I dove right in — fears and all — and made a 16 x 20 painting for my first project. A geode, something I have always wanted to make. After creating my first painting I fell in love.”
Over time, Abella has expanded her craft to encompass orgonites, freeform resin, home decor, and various molds.
Today, she runs a successful business that nourishes her artistic freedom. Eventually, she hopes to own a studio and turn her passion into her full-time career.
“Being a small business owner has given my life a purpose,” Abella explained. “I wake up every day excited to create and put fourth new ideas. I love what I do, and the fact that people love it too makes me feel like I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”
Jessica Abella’s large geode tutorialSource: Large Geode Tutorial | Jessica Abella
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