Mixed Media (Oil & Acrylic Painting)
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'Hello, my name is Jamie Maison. I'm a 25 year old St. Clair Shores native who moved to the Upper Peninsula when I was 14. After graduating high school, I attended Northern Michigan University. It was at a young age that I discovered my "right brain" train of thought, my desire to draw and work with my hands, and my affinity for color. All it took was a drawing course in college to convince me to pursue the arts. I graduated with my Associates Degree in the Applied Arts in 2013. Previous to this, I was responsible for a mural representing our dormitory hall and, since graduating, I have sold some of my pieces and have been commissioned to create pieces as well. This is my true leap forward, though. This work is solely my own and the first of all of my pieces to be exposed to the world in a setting outside of college, or in colleague's homes. My medium is typically oil paints, but at times I've been known to combine them with my love for acrylics. The colors and subject matter of my work are highly emotionally driven, and often inspired by music. Life has been chaotic and unpredictable in the last few years and music has been my stronghold, but it is also the trigger to certain emotions that I've reflected, somewhat abstractly, in my work. The deep or vibrant colors express the intensity of those feelings. Painting has always been cathartic for me, and although this work represents certain feelings and emotions for myself, I am fascinated by the totally unique feelings and emotions it may trigger in someone else. I hope that it is as enjoyable and intriguing for you, as it has been for me.