Bird Paintings

Birds are lovely, silly, and beautiful and represent so many things from spirituality to freedom. But mostly they are wonderful in themselves. I love to paint them and capture their community, their connection to the Earth. I hope that being around the paintings will have some of the soothing effect of being out in nature around the animals. As with cows and horses, I love to paint birds in groups, and to capture that sense of being part of a group and also an individual.


south dakota bird paintings

Why I Paint Birds
I have always loved the feeling of being around birds, but now that we live in South Dakota, on the edge of a college town, they are all over our house and yard every day.

Paintings are my way of describing the connection I have with the land and animals around me.

I hope you feel the soothing energy of birds through these bird paintings, and that this artwork bring you a feeling of joyous connection.

Jessie, working on Sun on Feathers






About the Artist
Hi, I’m Jessie Rasche. I love animals. We have 2 dogs at home, both full of character. And the birds, cows and horses all around us bring me a lot of joy. When collectors have told me that my paintings bring that sort of joy and sweet feelings to their walls, I consider that the highest praise.

bird paintings

I have wonderful collectors across America, Canada, and over in the UK, and have the honor of having substantial paintings in several public collections. Learn more.

Here’s Otter, one of my sweet studio assistants.






I am blown away by this painting and we will treasure it forever. Thank you so very much for this.
~Teah (Wisconsin) 






About These Paintings
I paint with artist grade oil paint on quality canvas or panel, as noted.

Collector photo of 3 of my paintings in her beautiful home office.

As soon as a collector purchases a painting, I carefully wrap it and ship it out with tracking and insurance.

Paintings ship ready to hang, either with museum-depth wrapped canvas or in a frame, as noted on the painting’s pages. Click the painting images for more information and details about each painting.






Just a quick note to say the painting arrived safely – definitely the best packing job I have ever seen.  The painting is fabulous, even better than expected.  Thanks so much for sending it off so quickly and safely. 






Want a painting of Your favorite birds? Or a painting that perfectly fits your home?
Just let me know! Commissions are available.

Studio photo, working on Small Island






Customer Service
From individual customer service to a quick and careful packaging and shipping, I’ve set up this site and the collecting experience so that each collector has a great experience and can shop with confidence.

If you’d like to view a painting in your home, or if you have any questions, just let me know.






We got the painting! And we LOVE IT! It’s wonderful. Thank you so much.
– Inder (California)






How to Shop for Paintings
Just click on an image to see more about a painting, or to purchase or inquire about that painting.

Paintings with red dots are sold. Paintings without prices showing are in exhibition. Contact me for more info on any of them.






Jessie, I just got the painting and it is beautiful…. I love it. The best Christmas Eve in a very long time. Thank you and Merry Christmas!






Exhibition at Johnson Fine Art Center at NSU, Aberdeen, SD

More About the Artist
“Jessie is an American Artist, based in South Dakota. She specializes in oil portraits of children and landscape paintings filled with animals. Her brushy, painterly style expresses a love of the material as well as the subject matter, and is inspired by Contemporary Realists as well as the Impressionist and Classical movements of the past.”

The paintings in the top photo are part of my Infinite Landscape exhibition, which has shown at Johnson Fine Art Center at Northern State University, and then at the Bates Trimble Gallery at Washington Pavilion. I am currently in the process of finding the next location for this exhibition to travel to. If you are a museum curator who would like to exhibit this group of works, contact me.

The exhibition contains 38 paintings, which can be added to or subtracted from to best fit the exhibition space.

Mixing color






For Interior Designers
In addition to showing my work through my studio (on this website), and in galleries in the Midwest and West Coast (and soon on the East Coast), and the traveling exhibition showing at Art Centers – I also like to work with Interior Designers. If you are an interior designer and would like more information about the benefits of working with me, let me know.