Have you ever met someone and you instantly thought: Dang. They are just COOL. This was my immediate reaction upon meeting Jessiana. The nuts and bolts of our introduction is that she’s my sister’s sister, so I lucked out in getting to know this Cali girl when our families got lumped together in a lovey-squishy pile. She’s got this flowy, breezy vibrancy about her. And she LAUGHS. I’ve realized that there are laughers and there are non-laughers in life, and she’s one of the greats because she is generous with her smiles and laughter. I find after hanging out with her that I feel a little more filled, a little more smiley, a little more happy in my soul. Jessi is also a freakishly talented artist, as you’ll see with the pieces shared below. Here’s some more about Jessi so you can fill up your soul, too:
BIO: My name is Jessiana Arman, I go by Jessi or Jessiana. I like to think Jessiana sounds more spicy, so that’s the name I sign my paintings with! I just turned 25, I have a dreamboat of a boyfriend and a brand new puppy named Benicio Del Toro. Three days a week I get the privilege to watch my beautiful niece and the other two days I paint!
CRAFT: Painting is my craft. I use oil paints as well as acrylic. I specialize in realist portrait painting but occasionally dabble in landscape, still life, and abstract.
LOVES: I absolutely love surprises. I think it’s my love language. My most recent client had me paint her a portrait of her grandmother for her mom as a surprise gift and I heard that there were gasps and happy tears when she opened it. GASPS AND HAPPY TEARS. Now that’s a successful surprise that makes me love what I do. I also love all things from Latin America. It started when I was very young when I believed I was Mexican (no matter what my family told me) and was obsessed with Frida Kahlo, Shakira, and salsa (the dip and the dance).
LAUGHS: MEMES! I am a sucker for a good meme. Or a whole page of memes. I also can’t handle funny kid videos (meltdowns/troublemakers/
JESSIANA ART: This business venture is fairly new so I am still working to get a website up. Right now, I use Instagram and Facebook to post pictures of my paintings. There people will find a variety of portraits and an abstract piece. I have a few paintings commissioned for this upcoming year that I am very excited about that include a large family portrait, an engagement painting as well as a beach painting. I also have some openings, so don’t hesitate to email me if you have an idea you would love to see painted!
GOALS: I hope to inspire people to do things that make their soul happy! Whether that’s to make a career out of it or if that’s to make a little time for it each week. I was so intimidated to quit my full-time job and pursue my dream of painting. Yet as soon as I made that decision, things started to fall into place. I was offered the priceless gift of spending time with my niece three days a week, which opened the time and the means to be able to start my business. I felt a new sense of joy and purpose in doing what I love and also in giving my clients paintings of people they love! I am very very blessed.
Can you believe her talent? And am I the only one thinking as to how I could find sheet music to some of my favorite songs?! I hope you’ve felt that breezy, flowing vibrancy that oozes out of Jessi. Be sure to follow her Instagram to see her latest pieces!
Feeling filled and vibrant,