Refuge Studios Iowa City - Lobster Study Giclée Print
Hand-painted Giclée Watercolor Lobster Study Print
Printed on Moab Archival Paper
Printed using Archival Grade Pigment-based Inks
Artwork is sized 8.5” x 11”
About Refuge Studios
Refuge Studios was started in 2021 by me (Jess Duling) to expand my creative practice and to create work that aligns with my core values of environmental and social advocacy. It has also become a space to provide creative encouragement.
I aim to inspire creatives to pursue their creativity, to never be afraid to learn new things or feel like they aren’t good enough to start.
My work is recognizable by its bright saturated colors and lighthearted themes focusing on creative encouragement, nature, mental health, and social advocacy. I primarily work in graphic illustration, print design, acrylic gouache, and photography.
My long-term goals are to incorporate water-based printmaking into my practice hopefully in the near future since printmaking was part of my BFA degree. I am eco-conscious in my production practices so I use sustainable and eco-friendly materials wherever I can in my studio.
In my spare time, I document my creative process and make tutorials and share those videos on Tik Tok and Instagram weekly.