9x12 colored pencil on Bristol Signed Jae
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
black swan (n) an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically one with extreme consequences. This piece expressed my shock and horror at an event that I did not foresee which completely obliterated my seemingly stable life. The details do not matter; however there was a great deal of pain shared by several people, and new lives… Continue reading Black Swan
I've always been fascinated by parrotlets. Tiny little bundles of energy and fierce attitudes, they are devoted to their mate. And when they snuggle together, tucking their heads behind their wings, they form the shape of a heart. These two - mutations in green and blue - are done in digital pastels. This means it… Continue reading Pacific Parrotlets in Love
Part of the Safari Series, exhibited in 2014 at MAHEC in Asheville, North Carolina, "A Mother's Love" illustrates the close bond between mother and newborn. You can almost hear him saying "Maaaaaaa!" 20x24 acrylic on canvas Original in private collection *signed JBray
The first painting which inspired the Safari Series, which was exhibited at MAHEC in Asheville, NC in 2016. It was also on display during a one-woman show at the Western North Carolina Counseling center in 2016 and in the Westside Co-Op in trendy, artsy West Asheville during 2016 and 2017. Eleanora represents my maternal grandmother, Eleanor,… Continue reading Eleanora
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?
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