King O is a Ducorps cockatoo who resided at Best Friends Animal Society Parrot Garden in Kanab, Utah. He was full of life and personality, but had developed a bad habit common to companion parrots: plucking. After the first love of his life - his first owner, who'd had him for years and had plenty… Continue reading that one time I painted King O
Coming this April - Tree of Life Art Gallery + Studios in Marshall, North Carolina. A nature-filled gallery and studio space dedicated to honoring the world around us. Local artists will be featured and the first art exhibition will b
My large acrylic painting, "Stampede," will help patients with dysautonomia find support they need and raise money for research to find acceptable treatments and cures for the disease. The first item to feature "Stampede" are Popsockets, mobile phone accessories that help people hold their phones. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dysautonomia… Continue reading Teaming up with Dysautonomia Support Network For Patient Support and Research
Some may be wondering why I have signed three different names: JBray, JHall, and JMcElroy. Sometimes I even sign JMc or simply JB. This year you will start finding my signature to be simply "Jae." The simple explanation is a divorce, then maiden name change, then remarriage, then simplification. I try to stay authentic to… Continue reading The Signatures
Artists get asked the same questions a lot. The idea is that you want to be able to understand how we can live in the same world as you and see things differently enough to make something beautiful where you saw mundane. You want us to package it up so that you can see the… Continue reading Where do you get your inspiration?
Do you want to support me, but have a houseful of my art already? Perhaps you are more into abstracts, dark pieces, or just don't have room for my work? Most artists have a difficult time making a living. We all need benefactors of all types in order to achieve our goals. Art is a… Continue reading How to Help Without Buying Art
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