Jess Hansen believes that all emotions can be expressed through the creatures of this earth, and her art captures the souls of the animals she depicts.
Jess graduated from the art instruction school in Minneapolis, MN in April 2011. Since then she has won a number of awards for her wildlife art in pastel, ink, oil painting, and digital artwork. This includes a second place and number of other awards in the professional Division at the Utah State Fair, Juror's choice award at the 2011 Utah Hogle Zoo World of the Wild Art Show in Salt Lake City, second place in the 2010 Art Instruction School Annual Art Competition, third place in 2017 Art Instruction School Annual Art Competition, and Best of Show for one of her digital pieces at the 2017 Anime Banzai.
Jess completed undergraduate classes at Utah Valley University and the University of Utah. Her work was published in 2010 and 2017 in the Illustrator magazine. In 2019 she was accepted as a member of the group Artists for Conservation. She is also a member of the Pastel Society of America. She continues to broaden her artistic talents in several different mediums to further the beauty of the souls of animals.