Jessie Rasche was born in 1971 in the Pacific Northwest. Coming from a family of artists and entrepreneurs, art was a part of early life for Jessie. A lot of her childhood was spent at her dad’s project sites, creating sculptures with extra pieces of piping and other materials, and at the Pike Place Market in Seattle where her mom had an artist booth, running errands for the artists, and when no customers were around, getting demonstrations of painting and drawing demonstrations.
Jessie studied Fine Art at the Pacific Northwest College of art in Portland, OR in 1989-91 and later graduated from the UofO with a B.S. in Psychology. A great love of learning has inspired her to take many art and science classes and workshops. Now she teaches painting classes in her studio. After college Jessie tried out several careers, but came full circle. In 2007, after four years as a media developer at Microsoft, she took the plunge to become a professional fine artist.
In 2012 she, her husband and son, moved to the Midwest. Here she paints the local farms and people. Her portraits of people, horses and pets, and landscape paintings have shown in galleries in Minnesota, South Dakota, Washington, California and Kansas. Jessie’s paintings hang in a public collection at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, and in private homes from Florida to Washington and every region in between, as well as Canada and Ireland.