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  • Matisse in the Garden, Gaiety Hollow

    Matisse in the Garden

    We had a lovely time at Gaiety Hollow last Saturday, painting and cutting out Matisse-inspired collages. I have been planning this class since March with the fabulous members of the Lord and…

  • I Spy With My Little Eye…

    Come sketch with me at the Salem Art Department, the First Wednesday in June! Bring your favorite sketchbook and sketching supplies June 6th from 5-8 and we’ll play a fun I Spy…

  • Thank you Friends and Family

    There are a few times in life when you are able to celebrate with friends and family and everything feels so right. The First Wednesday in May, reception at the Art Department…

  • Digital Comic, Jessica Ramey, Reuse vs Plastic

    Ban the Bag Salem

        Yeah, I’ve made my fair share of upcycled artwork from plastic bags. This trashion dress “Waves of Kanagawa” was made from plastic bags and chicken feed bags. The large puppet “Bag…

  • la-masion-rose_print by jessica ramey

    Booyah! Prints Now Available

    Lots of you have been asking, “Can I buy that?” Those questions always make me feel uneasy, until now. First off, thank you for your support! When I quit my full time…

  • Kuretake Water Brush, medium

    These are a Few of my Favorite Things

    Do you love art supplies as much as I do? Here’s a list of my favorites. Also the Art Department is having a STOREWIDE ONE DAY SALE May First Wednesday. Save an…

  • Art Supply Swap, Salem Public Library

    It’s Coming… Art Supply Swap 2018

    Last year the library was packed with art supplies that I can’t wait to see what comes through the doors this time around. Give a second life to all those forgotten art…

  • Jessica Ramey Oil Painting

    Big News, Solo Art Show

    You know that feeling of butterflies in your stomach on the first day of school? Remember all the questions racing through your mind? Question 1: Do I know enough? Question 2: Who…

  • Matisse class, Jessica Ramey

    Matisse in the Garden

    Want to learn more about mixing paint? How about a fun, creative experience in a lovely historic garden? I’ve teamed up with the awesome folks a the Lord and Schryver Conservancy to…

  • Photography Giveaway, Jessica Ramey

    And the Winner Is…

    Thanks everyone for entering for a chance to win one of these Paris photographs. The winners of the giveaway are (drum roll please)….   Becki Hesedahl (Spring Bloom Eiffle) and Dana Canning…

  • Art Giveaway, Paris Photo, Jessica ramey

    Show a Little Love, Art Giveaway

    I want to keep in contact AND give away some free art. Each time you share this post on facebook, like this on Instagram, or join my monthly rag, I’ll enter you…

  • I Spy Sketching Class

    I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be teaching another class at the Art Department! It’s been almost a year since I taught there and this time it’s all about sketching. I…

  • Building Community

    Warning nostalgic post to follow… I’ve been painting this street for awhile now and it’s so dang hard. Yes there are lots of details with the decorative buildings but one building in…

  • Salem Puppet Parade

    On September 23rd 2017, Artisans, Puppeteers and Volunteers gathered for the first ever Salem Puppet Parade at the Open Streets Salem event. It was a fabulous day to parade down the closed…