Jessica Westhafer

Region: Midwest

My paintings are both real and imagined, rooted within my memories of adolescence. I mythologize my past in my present through paint. The images in my paintings are intimate glimpses of everyday events, with characters that are both vulnerable and playful.

Through a graphic style and use of vivid colors, these commonplace scenes are exaggerated while still capturing distinct human emotions. These moments are specific yet universal, and offer a humorous approach to dealing with relatable memories, fears, and desires.