Ivy Jacobsen’s pieces create a place of magical realism through landscapes, balancing magical elements with rendering of flora and fauna found in nature. She is inspired by studying plants she encounters on daily walks through neighborhood, botanical illustrations, or the processes of plants and their life cycles. Her paintings are composed of many thin layers of oil paint, bronzing powder, acrylic paint, resin, and other mixed medias on panel. The multiple semi-transparent layers create the illusion of depth while the trees and plant forms occupy various spaces in the foreground and background. This creates the illusion that the viewer is looking into the painting, allowing him or her to fully explore the whimsical environment.

Ivy Jacobsen received her Bachelor of Arts with honors in painting and printmaking from the San Francisco State University in 2000, and her artwork is featured in galleries and collections across the united states.