Primarily self-taught artist, ESS22, focuses on painting female figures using ink on paper.

Their emotive figurative artwork and illustrative style draws upon more than a few influences, including: German expressionism, an intuitive aesthetic, printmaking, textiles, alternative/punx aesthetic, and tattooing.

Painting on paper using ink (formerly spitshading figures before Covid-19), and sometimes adding watercolor is a fitting working medium to explore how female persons (are allowed or dare to) take up space in the world.


Current Artworks

A quick look at a few different artworks executed in 2022.

The Cord “The Cord”

A reflection on feeling restricted, oppressed, and the struggle to exist despite the boundaries and expectations placed on women to act or live a certain way to satisfy others, as well as the ugliness of Covid-19 and the reversal of Roe v. Wade in the U.S.

Harpy Dream Eater “Harpy Dream Eater”

Ink, acrylic, and watercolor on 11 x 15 inch paper. (C) 2022

Sadie “Sadie”

Sold for ROCO 6x6 2022 Fundraiser. Ink, acrylic, and watercolor on paper. 6x6 inches. (C) 2022