North Shore Studio


Born in 1994, Jessica Dilay joined the North Shore studio in 2018. New to the studio, Dilay’s art practice is still in a state of becoming. She works methodically, considering color interactions by laying different hues of watercolor medium on a variety of substrates.

“I painted red and white for pink. I paint the flowers. I used red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.”

Dilay vacillates between abstract and representational with subject matter that ranges from human, botanics and shapes. Her paintings often feature isolated subjects over minimalist backgrounds. Pencil lines are covered with sheer layers of acrylic paint, hinting at the works’ understructure.

“I paint this. I painted the canvas. I’m peaceful.”

Jessica is also a member of North Shore studio’s curating committee. Her artwork was also featured on the Arts of Life’s 2019 agency calendar.

Selected Exhibits

Inside the Box

Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2019

Mail Art Show

Lawrence & Clark Gallery - 2018

North Shore Awards Show

Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2018