The desire to paint comes from deep within, an attempt to convey the jumble of lights and colors that shoot around between synapses. Seeing the world in a different light can be a very enlightening experience, one that the artist hopes to pass on to the viewer.

Jesse Hitchens' paintings are an evocative blend of contemporary realism, impressionism, and imaginative realism. The juxtaposition between his light calm works and the darker moody work, make his work unique. Regardless of the mood evoked, the desire is to give the viewer a sense of place and time.


Art Institute of Boston - Bachelor of Fine Arts
Rhode Island School of Design
School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


2016  Principle Gallery -Alexandria, VA
2016  Oil Painters of America Nationals -Dallas, TX
2016  Seattle Erotic Arts Festival - Seattle, WA
2015  Aria Salon - Seattle, WA
2013  Carmilias - West Seattle, WA
2012  White River Valley Museum - Auburn, WA
2011  Evergreen Washelli Columbarium - Seattle, WA
2011  White River Valley Museum - Auburn, WA
2011  Hillsboro Plein Air - Hillsboro, OR
2011  West Seattle Wine Cellars - Seattle, WA
2010  Washington State Fair - Puyallup, WA
2009  White River Valley Museum - Auburn, WA
2009  Maritime Fest Art Show - Tacoma, WA
2009  Washington State Fair - Puyallup, WA
2009  Collective Visions Gallery - Bremerton, WA
2009  Auburn Avenue Theater - Auburn, WA
2008  White River Valley Museum - Auburn, WA
2008  Washington State Fair - Puyallup, WA
2008  City of Kent - Kent, WA
2008  Peninsula Art League - Gig Harbor, WA
2007  Washington State Fair - Puyallup, WA


2016  Honorable Mention, Seascape Oil Painters of America Nation Show
2011  Honorable Mention Small Works Show - White River Valley Museum
2011  3rd Place, Figurative Quick Draw Hillsboro Plein Air Festival
2009  Washington State History Museum Award Maritime Fest Art Show
2009  Honorable Mention Small Works Show - White River Valley Museum