Born to British parents in Washington, D.C., Jessie spent her early years mostly in England and Connecticut, and now travels the world seeking inspiration for her next series of paintings.
She attended Bay Path College for Women, Longmeadow, Massachusetts (A.S.); Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia (B.A. ), and did coursework at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.
Jessie has a home in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
For the past 6 years, Jessie has been traveling and holding art shows to raise funds and awareness for Karimu (see below) – a nonprofit created by Jessie and her dear friend, Tally Bandy, to aid the people of Tanzania.