Jessica Perlstein grew up in Petaluma, California and is now based in San Francisco. She graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2006 with a BFA degree in Illustration. In the search to combine her passion for art and music, she began painting live at events in late 2008. Since then, she has been actively painting at as many clubs, underground parties and festivals as she can. With her love for bright colors, organic shapes and patterns, she explores the realms of creative spirit through symmetry and reflections of nature’s beauty. In the live environment, she freely allows the essence of the moment and the energy of the event guide her through the painting, creating an image that is both abstract, yet familiar. Her studio work depicts deep connections with nature, using repetitive patterns, flow and symbolism to communicate subtle energies and subconscious dream realms that expand our perceptions of reality.