HOK #21: Jessie Parker


Meet ?Jessie Parker.

“Ashcroft has been kind enough to lend us this space – first floor of the condo tower on Richmond near Island Park – to use as a gallery for the rest of this month. After that it’s being turned into shops.

We have four local artists in here, including myself. Two of us are quite experienced and there are two beginners.

I started using Photoshop and digital photography to create my art in the early nineties as that all was just starting to take off. I love digital photography because I am allergic to the fixer – the chemical that you have to use to develop film. I started out painting, but I was allergic to the turpentine too. Now I start with a digital picture and use Photoshop to add layers and manipulate the image to whatever I can imagine.

We’re here until the end of September, selling art. And we are donating a percentage of all the sales to the Ottawa Hospital.”

Collected by Ted Simpson.

Humans of Kitchissippi is a special street photography project designed to introduce readers to some of the people who live, work, and play in Kitchissippi. Each instalment of HOK contains three elements: a photo, a name, and a quote from the subject that reveals a little bit about who they are. View our growing collection of humans right here.

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