May 19th, 2011 11:57 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Jessica Gilbert, Publisher Talent Spotlight Magazine
Jessica Gilbert is not your average woman because she has lived a life that many people don`t get to experience. She has lived in three countries (USA - Houston, TX; Canada - Montreal, QC and Spain - Marbella), and she has done extensive traveling throughout much of North America and Europe. Born in Montreal, raised in Houston with her childhood years spent there and her teen years spent in Spain, plus all the traveling she has done, Jessica has been exposed to a broad range of experiences so far in life.
Since Jessica was a young child, she has always loved engaging in creative endeavors - drawing, painting, coloring, writing and especially puzzles. At the age of eight years old, she organized a school play, Return to Oz, in which she was involved in all parts of the production. Jessica has taken part in all aspects of the arts throughout her life, however, she has always mainly been drawn to art and creative writing. She attended Concordia University in Montreal studying art. She earned a BFA Degree in Studio Art with an emphasis on painting and drawing.
Later, she did a graphic design intensive program through the Continuing Education department. Prior to Jessica`s move back to Spain in August 2009, where she currently resides, she had been living in Canada for fourteen years. Whilst living in Canada, she had various administrative and graphic design work experiences. Late in 2008, the idea for her online Talent Spotlight Magazine (TSM) started to germinate - it finally launched in November 2010.
TSM came into existence as a result of her desire to participate in the creative process of talent. Having always been drawn to artists - their work and lives - being able to interview them, getting close and personal so to speak - is truly a thrill. It is also very fulfilling for her to offer artists a creative venue to promote their talent.
Creating a vehicle for herself to fulfill her goals has been quite a challenge and intimately satisfying. Jessica is very fortunate to have Michelle Jackson working with her on it. Besides the magazine, Jessica works in artist promotions, and paints and draws. She is also featured in Betty Dravis` and Chase Von`s upcoming Dream Reachers 2 (DR ll) book.
Talent Spotlight Magazine
Interview @ Dames of Dialogue With Me by Betty Dravis