As one of our newest artists, we are thrilled to welcome Abby Little Jessup to the Dixie family! Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Abby made her start in the arts at a young age. In 2010, at 19 years old, she founded Reflect Visual Arts, a program reaching hundreds of students through classic fine art classes in schools, homeschool co-ops, private tutoring, and workshops. The past several years of teaching fine art, painting, illustration, and calligraphy, as well as her love of extensive travel and her home city, led to many projects and commissioned works.
Most recently, her projects included the launch of two colorfully illustrated children’s book and their complementing coloring books: Down in the Ham: A Child’s Guide to Downtown Birmingham and Right Here in Birmingham. Abby now lives and works from her home studio in the small, deep-southern town of Brewton, Alabama, with her husband.
Keep scrolling for some of Abby’s in-process photos as well as the finished cards in our holiday collection that feature Abby’s artwork. We have also included our Q&A with Abby below.
Spain is pretty high on my list.
Scottland and France
Ideal dinner date:
It might not be of all time, but I love Bad Self Portraits by Lake Street Dive
None Like Him
Favorite recent film:
I’ll never get over La La Land
Almond croissant, Southern Vegetables, Pizza
Beach or mountains:
Sun and Sea Please
One body of work leading into another and travel.
My Grandfather Clock built by my Great-Grandfather
Road trip game:
I play DJ and snack gal
Go-to hostess gift?
Fresh Flowers and Macaroons
Singing (According to my husband.)
Perfect cup of joe:
Medium Roast with coconut oil and butter
Childhood dream job:
An Opera Singer
Music and Snacks
Tool of the trade:
Gansai Japanese Watercolor
Photography: Mary Margaret Smith Photography