Jessica Joy Schmidt



Phone: (262) 497-6671

Why I Do This

​In my heart I know there is no choice of another profession for me. I create. I have to. I must be in nature, so I must keep it alive. Some of the most rewarding experiences of my art profession are watching and helping others get excited about what they can do with their own creativity. I have created several murals with the local school children of San Pancho, Mexico. Before I could speak any Spanish I learned that art is above spoken language, and excitement about nature and art can be read from people's expressions without any exchange of words.

Work experience

Independent Fine Artist, Illustrator and Muralist

​1997- present


​Create themed bodies of artwork for shows and sale to the public.

Work to a design brief, using composition, line, and texture to visually express clientele's ideas and information.

Work in an expeditious fashion to complete large and small scale murals in public and private places.

Gifted artwork to Dunwiddie Elementary, Saukville, WI - July 2012

Gifted two murals in Possibility Playground, City of Port Washington, WI - June 2012

Gifted artwork to Chandigarh Rock Garden Art Gallery, India -Dec. 2010




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June 2016-Present, One of a Kind Couture, Lake Wales, FL

May 2016-Present, Melange Art Gallery, Lake Wales, FL

May 2016-Present, Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center, Lake Wales, FL

September 2014-Present, Turtle Island Gift, Green Bay, WI

April-June 2012, Java Dock, Port Washington, WI

January-August 2011, Portrait's Today, Port Washington, WI

January-February 2010, Hugo's Steakhouse, Milwaukee, WI

December 2009, Inova Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, BFA Thesis Show

October 2009, North Lights Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

October 2009, Kenilworth Gallery Open House, Milwaukee, WI

November 2008, Dia de los Muertos Exhibition, Bodega 3, San Pancho, Mexico

May 2006, Crossman Gallery Group Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Touring throughout 2003, PSA Journal International Showcase 


2010 - present

2010 - present


August 2nd, 2012 Ozaukee Press--Front Page + from Good Living Section

June 14th, 2012 Ozaukee Press--Good Living Section

September 2003, PSA Journal Vol. 69, No. 9  - 1st Place Photojournalism, page 20

June 5th 2003, East Troy News, Page 10a

June 4th 2003, East Troy TImes, Front page and 2a 


University of South Florida-St. Petersburg

Bachelor of Science (specializing in marine biology)

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Continuing Education


I will always be striving to improve myself in order to help others. Here, I worked towards my second degree in Marine Biology in hopes to better learn how to help the Earth and its creatures. Also, the more I understand my subject matter the better I can convey it in my visual messages.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

​Bachelor of Fine Arts (specializing in painting and drawing)


​My love of the arts led me to complete this degree. So many powerful things can be said with no words at all. I believe in giving back, so part of the proceeds from all of my "turtle art" are invested back into Grupo Ecológico de la Costa Verde, A.C. in an effort to keep the marine turtles around to inspire many more generations.

© 2014 Joy