Just when the opening date of the Tree of Life Art Gallery drew near, coronavirus spread enough to force a "shelter in place" order from Madison County, North Carolina. I'm sheltering in place in the gallery so that I can still work. I am fortunate in that I am never bored. There are more things… Continue reading Coronavirus and Art
Sometimes, I get commission requests that are so cool and different that I just have to take them, even if they are a departure from my typical work. This was one such case. Myles Murphy, a high school senior and football phenom at Hillgrove High in Powder Springs, near Atlanta, Georgia, is dating Lauren, the… Continue reading Custom Football Memorabilia
A commission memorializing this sweet pupper, Crystal. Animation of the progression below. 8x10 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
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
Commissioned by a mother whose daughter had lost her beloved dog, Indy's portrait was the first dog portrait I'd undertaken at the time. It was a joy to be able to lift Indy's human's spirits with this reminder of the love she'd shared with her canine companion. Indy's photo is in the upper right for… Continue reading Indy
This unique piece included a background of tissue paper carefully layered and the chickadee painted in acrylics in the foreground, all on the top of a beautiful cedar box and lined with satin. 5x7" cedar box with mixed media. Signed JBray.
Hanna's portrait is to memorialize almost 20 years of love for her human companion, Michelle. Her lovely markings and the challenge of bringing life to her in graphite only made this portrait especially enjoyable. 9x12 Graphite on Hot Press Watercolor Paper signed JMcelroy
This coffee table book is a gorgeous way to display 5x7 prints of Janet Bray's work.