Rohr is featured artist at West Lafayette Library

| March 8, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE – Although she has been drawing her whole life, Jessica Rohr didn’t start painting until 2004 and she hasn’t looked back. Her art is featured at the West Lafayette Branch Library until the end of March. This isn’t her first time displaying her art there, but it is always exciting.

Rohr’s favorite subject to paint is either fantasy or surreal paintings. She said she enjoys these subjects because of the freedom she has while painting. There are no limitations on what she can paint and no one can say it was painted “wrong.”  Watercolors are her favorite medium for much the same reason. “I like the quirkiness of watercolors. They feel spontaneous and are fun to work with.”

She has entered her paintings in the Coshocton County Fair for several years and has won many ribbons. Last fall, she won best of show for a picture titled “A Price to Pay” which featured a crow holding a red berry in its mouth.

When asked why she felt having art displays in the library was important, Rohr said that exposing people to art is important, especially children. A child may become interested in pursuing art after seeing a display and wondering how it was created. Art is very important and she believes more people need to enjoy it.

Rohr describes herself as an “aspiring professional” artist. She does sell her art and travels to art shows and festivals to showcase her paintings. She also has a website for interested parties to learn more about her and her art.  The site also has a link to her Etsy shop.

The West Lafayette Branch Library is open Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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