About the artist


Jesse de la Cour was born in Cork, Ireland in 1975. She is a self taught painter and illustrator. She worked as a digital medical illustrator for 2 years in Dublin before she moved back to Cork and began painting in 2004.  She has been living in Oldenburg in Germany since 2010.



Artist Statement 

Although I love to draw and study anatomy my illustrations are spontaneous and influenced by immediate thoughts and surroundings. My paintings usually take a lot more time to produce,  I am inclined to think more about what kind of mood is being created with the lighting and shading and the colours I choose.  I am inspired by anatomical imagery, the skeletal and muscular composition of our bodies.  Mental states or conditions, religion  and spirituality are also themes I love to use.  Having grown up and lived Ireland for so long I also include imagery from the sea, mountains and skies, in my work.

Exhibitions and Published work

  • 2015 – ‘The Bear in the Bookstore’ Illustrated by Jesse de la Cour, written by Yvonne Morris, published and printed in the U.S.A. by Porthole Publications. Jesse was commissioned to illustrate a Children’s book, It is available to purchase on Amazon and most online bookstores.
  • She has had exhibitions in Dublin, Cork and Hamburg including:

2013 – The Examiner Offices, Cork – Solo show 

2010 – Künststatte am Michel, Hamburg -Solo show

2009 – Cork Vision Centre – Group Show

2008 – The Loft Gallery Dublin – Group Show

2007 –  Cork Vision Centre – Solo show

2006 – The Mall Arts Centre, Co. Cork – Group Show

2006 – Tigh Fili Gallery, Cork –  Group Show

2006 – The Penrose Gallery, Cork – Group Show

2005 – The Mall Arts Centre, Co. Cork – Group Show

2004 – Honor‘s Winebar, Kinsale, Co. Cork – Solo Show

  • Her work has also been on loan to various events and businesses including:

The Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin.

The Munster Interiors Show, Cork.

The Carlton Hotel, Kinsale, Co. Cork

  • Jesse de la Cour‘s work has been acquired by renowned persons including:

Chester Bennington (R.I.P) – Linkin Park

Graham Knuttel – Irish Artist

Philip Gray – Irish Artist

Dr Guido Michael Fisser, Honorary Consul – Irish Honorary Consulate in Hamburg, Germany.

C.U.H. Cork – Jesse‘s painting entitled ‘Muse’ also hangs on permanent display in the Cancer Centre of Cork University Hospital.

  • If you are interested in, or have any enquiries about any piece of Art, Original or Print, please contact Jesse at jess@jessedelacour.com.