J.R. comes from meager beginnings. He was raised primarily by his grandmother in California in a house where he was one of 17 children. It was a fateful and life changing conversation with a neighbor that mobilized him to consider his life choices, to get on the path to college and to rise above his humble beginnings. While visiting Seattle for the first time in 1981 he instantly fell in love with the city and vowed to one day make it his home. He was most attracted to Seattle because of its rich diversity and has lived there ever since. Upon moving to Seattle, he has visited many art galleries, around the country and internationally.
When he first picked up a paintbrush, he began to experience what all true artist's experience: the feeling of the paintbrush moving without much conscious effort. This resulted in the creation of five 11x14 paintings. One of those initial paintings he describes as his "most subtle piece", and the one on which people have given him the most feedback.
J.R.’s art, if it were to be placed in one category would be considered abstract, he most often uses acrylic on canvas and wood, sometimes he uses objects to create intriguing conversation pieces. His current collection consists of over 50 pieces - most of which are 48x48 and larger; perfect for corporate office settings, private homes and high-end galleries. He displays his work in private showings, at his studio in the World Famous Pike Place Market.
Contact- information: Email- firstname.lastname@example.org Phone –206-366-5871 Web – thestudioatpikeplacemarket.com
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