Spring Wild Flowers, 36×48″, oil on canvas, acquired into the South Dakota public collection in May, 2023

Current & Upcoming Events

Feb 11 – May 14, South Dakota Governor’s 9th Biennial Art Exhibition,
South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD.

Apr 21 – Jun 6, Washington Pavilion Gala Exhibition,
Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, Gallery 301,
Sioux Falls, SD

June 18 – 24, 2023Juried competition class artist
Paint Grand Traverse, Traverse City, MI

August 3 – September 2, 2023, American Impressionist Society National Exhibition,
Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

September 17-23, Juried competition class artist,
Bluff Strokes 2023 Paint Out, Dubuque, IA


Recent Publications

* Plein Air Magaine, current issue

* South Dakota Magazine, Fall and winter ’22 issues

* Southwest Art Magaine, Named a 2022 “Artist to Watch”

Workshops Currently Enrolling

Apr-May 2023, Simplified Landscapes
live online over zoom, with email support and recordings available.
Paint with Jessie as she shows you her process of loose exploration directly on the canvas. Bring your own landscape source photos (recommended), or work from one(s) that Jessie shares on the screen. This is an interactive zoom, and your questions will be welcome. more info

Feb 2023 – Jan 2024, Impressionist Painting 2023 (with Jessie),
live online over zoom, with email support and recordings available. A year-long small-group painting workshop designed to help you develop your painting skills over the whole year. For artists of any level. more info

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


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Artist Bio

Jessie Rasche grew up in Seattle, WA where she spent much of her childhood in her mom’s community of artists, watching their art-making techniques. This early experience nurtured her love of art-making, and gave her an admiration for artistic skill.

Rasche studied Fine Art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and later earned a bachelors’ degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon, after which she continued taking art classes with master painters.

Eight years ago Jessie moved to South Dakota with her family, and began focusing her work on groups of animals in wide-open landscapes, which reflect her love for the beautiful land around her and her spiritual interest in the connection between living things. “I want my work to capture the sweet and simple connection between animals, and to share that with the people who see my art. I hope it will bring people that soothing feeling that comes from being in this landscape, close to these animals” says Jessie.

Rasche is an internationally collected painter with 9 paintings in public collections, and her artwork has been published in several magazines and newspapers and seen behind a collector on national television. Jessie is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America and an award-winning member of the American Impressionist Society.

In addition to painting full time, Jessie teaches online drawing and painting workshops for artists and art groups.


Recent Paintings

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5 stars on Google and Facebook as of 3/1/23

 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 …

art review I’ve been a huge fan of Jessie’s work for many years! It’s been a joy to watch her work grow and evolve, and every time I think I’ve found my all-time favorite piece, she creates something else to love! Her greatest asset is that she is in …

 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 …

 Absolutely love Jessie and her work! She ships immediately, and packages everything beautifully! So excited to give the pelicans I bought from her, to my Mom as a gift! Highly recommend and you should watch what she comes out with!

 I commissioned Jessie to surprise my wife with a 45 year anniversary painting of a pair of horses pulling together. Jessie took the concept and captured everything I hoped for in the painting and more. My wife loved it and the painting hangs above our fireplace. …

 Beautiful work, lovely portraits as well as landscapes. I am a satisfied collector and treasure the painting of hers I own.

 An incredible artist! If you have the chance, commission her for some work. Brilliant artist.

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Collector and Student Feedback via eMail

“Just received the painting. It is wonderful!”

– Elizabeth Hertz

“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 a gallery and gift to my husband for Christmas. My most recent purchase was a painting featured in her art exhibit and it arrived yesterday. My husband and I love it and all works that she has shipped have been so carefully packaged. I’m very impressed with the beauty and quality of my collection.”

– Lori

“I am amazed at how organized you are, and admire your ability to break things down into baby steps that are easy understand—you are an awesome teacher!”

– Candy

”Thank you for packaging it so carefully as well. I want everyone to know that when you buy a painting from Jessie, you get the royal treatment! Thank you again, I am so in love with your work.”

– Ann Thompson

“We got the painting! And we LOVE IT! It’s wonderful. Thank you so much.”

– Inder

“I really love the classes. You’re a great teacher and you make it fun!”

– Hattie

“I received the painting and the calendar today. I love both! I was pleasantly surprised to find the calendar is larger this time. That’s a plus for me. And it’s loaded with chickens! There is something about chickens that draws me to them and, for some reason, makes me smile and even sometimes laugh. 

Jessie, the painting is wonderful. I opened it slowly and made sure it was upside down before I looked at it. To increase the anticipation! When I flipped it over it just filled me with joy and put a big happy smile on my face. The “Red Barn, White Cows” evokes so many memories and emotions. Living in a mostly rural area all my life I have this thing about barns. They put me in awe. After all these years I’ve taken to trying to really understand what those feelings are all about. Your art  captures all that in this one small painting. I love it!”

– Terry Lyle

“I so enjoyed your class, Jessie!  Always nice to think of art in different ways or to be reminded of things we had forgotten.”

– Barbara

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to find you and finally make a decision to paint again. I have been in my oil paint four days in a row.  Saturday was so fun. I loved painting with a limited palette. That was an eye opener. […]  I do believe with some guidance I can achieve what my mind envisions. Sincerely,”  

– Anne Marie

“I just received this painting today and am so so in love with it, it’s even more perfect in person.”

– Julia

“Hi Jessie,
I really enjoyed your class, and the way you present things. 
Thanks for a thoughtful and engaging class, and a deep dive into color schemes!”

– Elizabeth Franklin

“Really enjoying your class.  Thanks for doing it!”  

– Elaine


Opening night of solo show
Johnson Fine Art Center
Aberdeen, SD



Impressionist Plein Air Oil Paintings

Afternoon Light, 12×16 in, oil on linen
Available at Red Wing Arts (651) 388-7569
Plein air painting in Red Wing, MN




Impressionist Oil Paintings and Workshops by Jessie Rasche