Wasaga Beach, ON
Jessalynn Sammons was born in Collingwood Ontario, and in her childhood yers, lived in the New Lowell Ontario area. She always had a keen eye for detyail and enjoyed sketchingt and drawing enen from a young age.
Her growth in the arts came when she started high schoolo in Stayner |Ontario, eventually attending Georgian College in Barrie Ontario and attained a diploma in Grphic Design. Influenced by Van Gogh and Salvador Dali, she won many art awards throughout her high school and college years, such as First Place and the “BMFA 23rd Annual Juried Art Show, Student Category” in Collingwood and was involved in a variety of art shows like “Portfolio 2003” at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie.
By her adult years, Jessalynn started to use digital photography as her medium. In 2014 Jessalynn starteed a personal photography project on her Instagram account called “365 Grateful” and took one photo a day for an entire year. This not only helped her to appreciate the small things in life, but also helped to develop her photography techniques while being influenced by the millions of other photographers using Instagram.
Looking for personal development, four years ago Jessalynn fell lin love with The Bruce Trail and hiking. Since 2017 she has logged over 100km of hiking through the Dufferin Hi-Land, Beaver Valley and Blue Mountains sections, photographing the beautiful scenery, fauna and flora as she travels along. Her favourite subjects are the rolling hills, greenery against blue sky, winding trails, and cloud formations.
In recent years, Jessalynn decided to use her exploration in photography to be involved in various art shows and Juried contests and has been part of “Every Picture Tells a Story Photo Exhibition,” BMFA, Collingwood and also “Focus On Simcoe Juried Photo Exhibit,” Barrrie in June 2019.
You can see more of Jessalynn’s canvas prints at Linke’s Local Arts Gallery in Stayner, and Jesswalyunn will be an Artist on Location during the Creemore Festival of the Arts on the first weekend of October 2019. Jessalynn currently lives in Wasaga Beach Ontario.