"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."- Pablo Picasso

Thank you to the people who have my pieces hanging in their home! This is my first time having an online shop of paintings, and I plan to add new work as I make it.

My style changes a bit based on my mood, but always includes unique color combinations, bold strokes, and abstract sensibilities. A good majority of my paintings are abstract large-scale nudes, and I am currently working on smaller pieces with a design aspect, more playful lines and layered color palettes.

I am a conceptualizer above all other things and my ideas and inspirations can hardly be kept track of most of the time. This is why I love to paint...seeing the way an idea begins and how it morphs into something different than I planned. For me, turning creative thoughts into something tangible means halting my own trepidations and allowing a certain freedom and child-like grace to what I make. I admire anyone who makes something out of nothing...there is always beauty in that.

{I graduated with a B.A. in Visual Arts from Arizona State University. My husband and I live on a little beach in Seattle with our dog, Rufus. We work as wedding photographers and you can see more of our stuff here: www.jayleephotography.net. Thanks for stopping by!}