Jesse Baggett was born in northern Texas. She spent her childhood in northern NM, and her young adult years in southern Oklahoma. She currently resides in Wichita Falls, TX. In 2014, she graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a teaching certificate. Although she majored in ceramics and minored in printmaking, Jesse primarily practices painting. Jesse taught art and art history in public schools for a number of years. The few years of teaching heavily influenced her exploration of various mediums and her interest in art history.
Jesse celebrates the places she has lived and loved by using the imagery of local wildlife. She uses these animals to explore personalities, relationships, and perceptions of various themes throughout art history.