Jessie Homer French (b. 1940, New York, NY, lives and works in Mountain Center, CA) is a self-taught, self-proclaimed “regional narrative painter” who routinely, perhaps even obsessively, paints archetypes of death, nature and rural life. She has held solo exhibitions at Independent New York, NY; Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, IE and London, UK; Art Basel Hong Kong, CN; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Winchester Gallery, Victoria, BC; and Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, CA; CLEARING, New York, NY; the Palm Springs Museum, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; and Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. French’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Palm Spring Art Musuem and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.