Artist Statement

Artist’s Statement

Visual art that conveys mood and emotion interests me most. In order to express a certain emotion I use a unique, sometimes limited, color pallet and rely on the intensity and depth of the color I am working with. Flattened space, achieved by working from my own or found photographs, and texture also add to the expression while allowing for a certain degree of mystery and, at times, a more ambiguous emotion.

I work with a variety of media; however my paintings are predominantly oil paint on canvas. The collage work uses a mixture of media including acrylic paint, photography, charcoal, and found objects. My digital photographs are at times enhanced and other times in their original state. I also enjoy shooting with a retro Diana Lomographic camera.

Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, whether creating or studying and appreciating it. I draw a great deal of inspiration from my studies and travel. I have a Bachelor of Art degree from The Ohio State University where I studied History of Art. I also have an Associate of Applied Science from Columbus State Community College where I majored in Graphic Design. My work is available for purchase by contacting me at My photography business focuses on portraiture and events. Please view that work at

Jaime Hesper

Artist Exhibitions


gallery and juried shows:

ladyfest ohio. group show. may 2004. columbus, ohio.

dream inventions. group show. august 2004. shi-sha lounge. columbus, ohio.

gallery 131. group show. september 2004. marion, ohio.

faces; 75 artists & images. gallery 3131. group show. november-december 2004. columbus, ohio.

acme art co. member show. january-february 2005.

chance encounters. image optical. solo show. may-june 2005. gallery hop, short north. columbus, ohio.

with a girl. ladyfest ohio group show. the high five. july 2005. columbus, ohio.

acme art co. member show. august, 2005.

well's landing. solo show. november-december 2005. columbus, ohio.

ohio art league fall exhibition. september 2006. columbus, ohio.

holiday hop. image optical in the Short North. december 2006. columbus, ohio.

fusion. gallery hop at image optical in the short north. july and august 2007. columbus, ohio.

Solo Show. Aug 1, 2008. Image Optical in the Short North. 846 N High St. Columbus, OH. 6p-10p

Collabo. Image Optical in the Short North. group show. March 2010. columbus, Ohio.

Moments Reconsidered. New Oil Paintings. Image Optical, short north. 846 n high st. Columbus, OH October 2012

events and venues:

music & art show III. supraphonic studios. annie amato & jaime hesper. july 23, 2004. columbus, ohio.

art in the park. goodale park. september 19, 2004. columbus, ohio

via colori; an italian street painting festival. september 25-26, 2004. sponsored by mary catherines antiques. annie amato & jaime hesper collaboration. columbus, ohio.

music & art show VIII. supraphonic studios. annie amato, jaime hesper, tom kelly. december 17, 2004. columbus, ohio.

color portraits. benevolence café. solo show. march-april 2005. columbus, ohio.

one night: raw materials. ohio art league fundraiser. october 1, 2005. columbus, ohio.

gallery hop at hcx. may 2006. columbus, ohio.

jazz and poetry slam. columbus music hall. august 2006. columbus, ohio.

one night: suite. ohio art league fundraiser. october 20, 2006. columbus, ohio.

agora. junctionview studios. grandview, ohio. april 2007.

slideluck potshow. wexner center for the arts. august 3, 2007. columbus, ohio.

C-Note art show. junctionview studios. grandview, ohio october 2009.

gallery hop at union cafe. short north Columbus, oh Nov 2011.

stupid cupid at feverhead. grandview, oh february 2012.

Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Select Collections:

Mr. & Mrs. S. Byrnes, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA

Mr. & Mrs. K. Lyons, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Mr. P. Cunningham, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Mr. & Mrs. C. Breitigan, Lima, Ohio, USA

Mr. G. Harper, Columbus, Ohio, USA

M. C. Collins, Dublin, Ireland...

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