Jessica Dietrich was born in Edgewater, New Jersey in 1974. Childhood summers were spent in Branchville, New Jersey surrounded by magical mushrooms, friendly gnomes, and curious forest critters along with her fanciful imagination. In 1988 Jessica moved to Sarasota, Florida and after high school she earned her degree in Graphic Design at The University of Central Florida in Orlando. Following graduation she continued her art education by taking night classes in printmaking at The Atlanta College of Art and at The Ringling School of Art and Design. Her love for nature and all of it’s whimsical creatures come to life in every etching and painting she creates.