About the work
Jessica Van Hulle's art and design work draws inspiration from American Subculture and Art History. Her use of dynamic silhouette and rich colors, patterns and textures recalls the work of artists from the Victorian era and the early 20th Century. She combines this with a contemporary illustrative aesthetic, bringing a fresh new outlook to whatever creative project she is mastering.
About Jessica R. Van Hulle
Jessica Van Hulle was born in the middle of the night in San Francisco General Hospital in 1979. She grew up in Orinda, CA, but frequently escaped to Berkeley and San Francisco. Throughout her adolescence she extensively studied subcultures, psychology, mythology and world religions and was an avid reader of science-fiction and fantasy books.
She majored in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, with a focus on creating story and emotion in her sci-fi/fantasy illustration and her realistic figure painting. She became a published freelance illustrator, while also exhibiting her fine art in galleries, in 2001 and received her B.F.A. in Illustration in May 2004.
Van Hulle is nationally honored for the fine draftsmanship and emotional richness of her art, having exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. In addition to Illustration and Fine Art, Van Hulle added Fashion Design to her creative repertoire in 2007. She has been designing sexy Halloween costumes, lingerie and high heel shoes for several industry-leading international companies since then.
These experiences, artistic loves and philosophical interests culminated into her launching her own Fine Art and Fashion Design business “Hourglass 1875” in July of 2011. Jessica is in the process of re-branding the business into "The Lady Jessica", a fashion design, art and lifestyle brand.