I paint life vibrantly, evoking rapport and meaningful connection.


I’m Jessie Rasche, a professional artist based in South Dakota, originally from the Pacific Northwest. I paint the prairie and its inhabitants in a unique contemporary impressionist style.

My work focus​es​ on capturing the invisible connection between animals in a group, between animals and the land, and between people – in an unsentimental, painterly style filled with visible brush strokes and palette knife marks.​ The result is artwork which is often described as ​”impressionistic” and ​“painterly”.

My artwork is available through my studio, here, and in great art galleries, and it has been printed in lots of places, including:

Here’s my story.


2/23/2024 Color, Feeling and Voice

March-April 2024 Find YOUR Color Palette

Oil Painting Basics
on-demand workshop (recording of live workshop)
Learn how to set up your painting area for the most satisfying results, brush care, studio safety, how and when to thin paint, using medium, color mixing, and paint along to create a small painting or two. more info

If you would like me to teach a workshop or do a demo for your art center, painting society or group, your inquiry is welcome.


Art Exhibitions

Group exhibition: March 2nd – April 14th, “Realism on the Hudson” at the Howland Cultural Center located in Beacon, NY

Group museum exhibition: Jan-May 2024, juried exhibition of Minnesota plein air paintings, Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Ave W, St Paul, MN

Featured guest artist: Mar 2024, featured guest artist at Eastbank Art Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD

Solo exhibition: July 11th through September 7th, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Lobby Gallery space, 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA 51355

Solo exhibition: November 8th 2024 – January 18th 2025, Shafer Art Gallery, 245 NE 30 Road, Great Bend, KS


As of 2024 I am a Signature member of American Impressionist Society!

Overlook View won an award at Bluff Strokes 2023 Paint Out, Dubuque, IA

Just out: Southwest Art Magazine!

Paintings published:

Page 17: Catch, 40×30 inches, acrylic, available here.

Page 66: Evening Light at Bay Point, 12×16 inches, oil, available here. Contact me to Inquire.

Page 69: Walk in the Park, 9 x 12 inches, oil, available at South Dakota Art Museum. Contact me to Inquire.

Afternoon Light at Frontenac Overlook, 12×9, oil, will be available and showing in Nov. Contact me to Inquire


 I have collected several works of art by Jessie Rasche and love her work! She has painted 3 custom commissions for me that are beautiful and I have a large painting that was featured in South Dakota magazine that I was able to purchase from …

 I took a drawing class from Jessie through an art group I belong to. She was professional, friendly, and alert to questions from the group. I most appreciated the explanation of value studies as that has been something I have struggled with …

Alonso Aranda If you are looking for personalized learning I highly recommend Jessie, she will go above and beyond to help you. Loved the three-hour classes it has so much to learn from. Thank you Jessie your help is greatly appreciated!!!

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Freckles, 8×10 inches, oil on linen panel

Impressionist Oil Paintings and Workshops by Jessie Rasche

photo of opening night at Jessie’s solo show at Johnson Fine Arts Center