Jessie King Regunberg
Jessie King Regunberg is a painter, illustrator, and writer. After graduating with a BA from Vassar College and earning her MA from the University of Pennsylvania, she was midway through her dissertation in early American women’s history when she was derailed by the birth of her second, and then third baby. After a couple of sleepless years, Jessie found her way back to making art, something that brought her great joy throughout childhood and high school. Under the mentorship and guidance of her aunt – and best-selling children’s book illustrator – Robin Preiss Glasser, Jessie has begun to build a career for herself in the art world.
Jessie paints what brings her joy. She loves working in miniature but is just as happy to paint in traditional sizes. She is known for her still life paintings of treasures, florals, and miniature portraits. Her preferred medium is gouache, but Jessie has recently been playing with digital painting on her iPad.
At the start of the pandemic Jessie challenged herself to paint the ABC’s of quarantine: each day she painted a new image related to the pandemic that correlated with a different letter of the alphabet. At the end of this challenge Jessie turned these 26 images into a puzzle. All proceeds from the puzzle were donated to Covid-relief efforts.
Jessie also has several children’s books in the works, including “J is for Junk Drawer: a Micro Alphabet.” And she has an adult blog of illustrated musings which you can view @imworriedmytherapisthatesme.
Jessie is open for commissions and collaborations.