BIOGRAPHY

 

A brief introduction...

I grew up moving from place to place but consider myself a good “Southern Girl” from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where much of my family still resides.  I now live with my own family in the Seattle, WA area. I received my B.A. from the University of Washington in 2001 and have been painting free-lance for private collectors and gallery shows ever since.

 


 
ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 

I paint pin-ups because I love all things beautiful and enjoy the same sense of playful sensuality that I found in the old pin-up masters' works such as Elvgren.  I love nothing better than a good giggle and eyebrow raise when looking at an artwork and I strive to achieve the same result in my works. 

 

I think it is wonderful to be a woman and celebrate my femininity through my artwork.  I believe that what makes a woman beautiful lies not only on the outside, but must also radiate from the inside.  Therefore, I find my favorite subjects to paint are those women whose distinct personalities I already know or can easily see in their photos.  Often it is not your run of the mill super model that elicits a physical or emotional response but rather, the woman you see in your local coffee shop.  The mere fact that they are "real" and attainable makes their image more seductive and personal.  All of the women that I paint, including myself, are women who truly exist in the world (looking their best of course).  They are soft and supple, opinionated and bitchy, inviting and compassionate, strong and smart.  Most of all, they are not victims but instead, proud and unashamed of their femininity. 

To me, that is the ultimate form of feminism. 

I hope you enjoy my artwork as much as I enjoy creating it!

 

xoxo

 

Jessica

 

 

Here is an interview I did with Whohub if you'd like more info:

 

http://www.whohub.com/jdougherty26


Web and Corporate Work:

 

Roadhouse Interactive

2013 Pin-up Power online card game to be released soon

IHOTTi Apple IPhone Application

2009 Pin-up girls artwork for the IPhone application HOTTi

Miss Peaches Swimwear

2009 Swimwear logo and label design for Miss Peaches swimwear

Royality Couture

2009 - website avatar designs for owners of Royality Couture swimwear and fashion

Eidos Interactive

2009 - 16 Pin-ups for video game, Battle Stations Pacific, advertising campaign, calendar and merchandise

Government Yule

2008 Web and CD cover artwork

Shirley of Hollywood Lingerie

2007 60th Anniversary redesign of corporate Christmas card and corset of logo

Red Rocket Energy

2007 label design for energy drink

MotoCandy.com

2007 Miss Motocandy Winner posters and merchandise design

Eidos Interactive

2007 - 13 Pin-ups for video game, Battle Stations Midway, advertising campaign, calendar and model contest winner

Haverhill Brewery

2006-2009 ongoing Beer Label designs

Playful Delights Catalogue

2006 Company Catalogue Cover design

Miss Behavin' Bikhers

2006 Company logo and merchandise design

CynfulPleasures.com

2005 Company logo design

DV8 Custom Cycle

2005 Company logo and merchandise design

Pimpprize.com

2005 Company logo and character design

Bleu Review.com

featured artist and interview

All Redheads.com

2004 company image artwork

Ruthie's Club

2004 cocktail glass series for merchandising and promotions

2005 avatars for weekly website themes

Rock n Roll Studios

2006 pinup character design and art for calendar and commercial material

2004 pinup artistry for online portfolio and commercial material

-character development for MagnumBall-Z animated series

-custom painting and pinup work for April Chera, studio spokesmodel

Magnum Rock   

2004 pinup and custom digital painting for various glamour & fashion fantasy projects

Super X Studios

2001 company character and logo design

 

Galleries and Shows:

 

Seattle Erotic Arts Festival

juried show

Seattle, WA, USA

www.seattleerotic.org

May 2009

 

Hot Damn! Group show

Raven's Gallery Erotic

Seattle, WA, USA

August - September 2007

 

Solo Show at Noc Noc

Noc Noc

Seattle, WA, USA

www.clubnocnoc.com

www.xmag.com/underground

August - October 2006

 

Exotic Underground Group Show

Last Supper Club

Seattle, WA, USA

www.lastsupperclub.com

www.xmag.com/underground

June 2006

 

Seattle Erotic Arts Festival

juried show

Seattle, WA, USA

www.seattleerotic.org

April 2006

 

Seattle Erotic Arts Festival

juried show

Seattle, WA, USA

www.seattleerotic.org

April 2005

 

Las Vegas Museum of Sex

Las Vegas, NV

January 2005 - March 2006

 

Toys in Babeland Solo Show

Seattle, WA, USA

http://www.toysinbabeland.com

June and July 2004

 

My Funny Valentine Group Show

Bremerton, WA, USA

http://www.charm-school.com/asp/MFV.html

February 2004

 

Seattle Erotic Arts Festival

juried show

Seattle, WA, USA

www.seattleerotic.org

January 2004

 

Echo Gallery

Chicago, IL, USA

www.echogallery.org

August 2003

 

Echo Gallery

Chicago, IL, USA

www.echogallery.org

Joint Show with Tamara Bane Gallery

June 2002


Publications:

"Hustler" Dec 2011

feature article on my pin-up artwork.

 

 

"Vogue Italia l'Uomo" Feb 2010

artwork featured as part of an article about female pin-up artists men love.

 

"PC Gamer" Feb 2009

artwork featured as part of new Battlestations Pacific preview article

"Skin Deep" issue #162

featured artist in tattoo magazine Skin Deep no. 162, 2008

"The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today"

featured artist in erotic art book published 2007

Battlestations Midway Calendar 2007

12 month 1940's style pin-up calendar with all artwork by Jessica

Fetish Sex Symbol "A Fetish Icon's Photographic Journey"

featured artist in book about fetish model, Bianca Beauchamp, 2006

Marquis Magazine edition #39

featured artist October 2006

Exotic Underground Magazine

featured and cover artist August 2006, Artist of the Year 2006

Exotic Underground Magazine

featured artist April 2006

Heavy Metal Calendar

modeled for the Lorenzo Sperlonga painting, Black Wings, cover of the 2006 calendar

Access Erotica

featured artist June 2005

 

Club International Magazine

featured artist and interview April 2005

 

"Life of a Model II"

featured artist in book to be published in 2005

 

V2 Magazine

Dec. 2004 featured artist

 

Penitalia

Dec. 2004 cover and back artist

 

Magazyn Internetowy WWW

June 2002 featured artist

 
 

 

 


My schedule is currently open for shows and I am always working on new pieces.  If you are interested in showing my work please email me and I will let you know what pieces are available for show and any I have in the works for a possible future show.

Thank you.

  

 Feel free to contact me at:

jdougherty@jessicaspinups.com


 

 

     

© All images are property of Jessica Dougherty and are not to be borrowed or shared without direct consent.