AnimaliaArt is the work of Jessica Rhys. Jessica is an illustrator and painter working in watercolor and oils on paper and raw and found wood. Jessica Rhys has studied painting at the masters level. She is also a forest preschool teacher and lives and works in Portland, OR and on the coast of Maine. She studied ecology and natural history as an undergraduate and has worked for many years as an educator. She is an avid gardener and birdwatcher. Jessica is deeply appreciative of all the animal presences in her life.