Alumni Profile

Jessica Young with paintbrushes

Jessica Tranchina Young

BFA 2007, Printmaking


Louisiana Heart Felts, LLC was created by Jessica Tranchina Young in 2018.

The company sells fine art originals, commissioned paintings, and products with reproduction prints of original artwork created by Jessica Tranchina Young, an artist in Slidell, Louisiana and various other local artists. The company strives to provide exceptional customer service while providing original, quality products for your home, office and gifting needs that reflect the culture, nature, and love for Louisiana.

Jessica’s paintings are created in her studio on the Northshore, not far from New Orleans, Louisiana in a her hometown of Slidell.

Examples of her work can be found in the portfolio section of the Louisiana Heart Felts, LLC website, Facebook, and Instagram, on HGTV’s new show, “Going For Sold” airing August 1, 2019 as well as on display in both businesses and homes in Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

The paintings are inspired by Jessica’s love for the nature, people, and culture of South Louisiana. Since the young age of four years old; art, animals (all of them), the muddy water of the bayou, the smell of baked desserts in the oven, crawfish boils, the first football game on a fall evening, books, and bright colors have brought joy and inspiration to her art. Almost one year after Hurricane Katrina and graduating from LSU in 2007 Jessica moved to the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, yet still missed the way of life on the bayou. Therefore, in 2012 she came home. And in her mind, whomever said, “Home is where the heart is,” just had to be talking about Louisiana.