A portrait artist for 15 years, Jessel had her first one-person show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1980 with paintings of famous Bay Area Personalities like Maya Angelou and Herb Caen.
Napa had always reminded Jessel of her small town roots, so in 1984 she picked up her life and opened the Jessel Gallery, the largest gallery in the Napa Valley. Jessel paints amazing, vivid views of the wine country and continues to write and illustrate "Read Aloud Books for Children and
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