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Hi! I’m Jaime, and I’m a painter. I consider my style to be expressive. While my paintings are sometimes fairly realistic, I’m not concerned with photographic reality. I’d rather paint how I feel about my subject at that moment and capture the mystery and magic of it while I’m painting it.
I paint eclectically. By eclectically, I mean by creating paintings that are a mix of ideas, subjects and tastes mostly inspired from nature, music, poetry and folklore. A commonality of my work more than anything is that I try to incorporate a mysterious vibe in all my paintings. I love a bit of an otherworldly look and adore fairy tales on the darker side.
I am a full-time artist with one son and a few furry babies. Gardening, which is the inspiration for a lot my paintings, renews my spirit. I get lost in my own world of thoughts while tending my plants. My gardens are my refuge and the act of caring for them is intensely meditative. I get many ideas for paintings as I sit and pull weeds. I make up stories for myself as I talk to the plants. Having a garden is deeply satisfying and crucial for my existence.
Lucky me, I enjoy gardening inside and out along with painting in my country side art studio. I have converted the outside space in front of my art studio into my personal sanctuary which I call “Studio Gardens”. It is truly a sacred space and I treat it as such with candles and incense as I enjoy it and the nature around me. I share many photos, thoughts and projects about my gardens on my blog.
My creativity doesn’t end with gardening and painting. Halloween is my all time favorite holiday and I create elaborate costumes along with bewitching face painting for myself each year.
I love drawing, painting, designing, sculpting and just creating anything I see in the world around me and giving it a mysterious twist.
My art background started when I was a child as I watched my father, who was also an artist, create fantastic underground pen and ink drawings and later paper sculptures. I’m sure that being exposed to such creativity and growing up in the 70’s and 80’s have shaped the kind of artist I am today.
My love of making art continued from childhood into adulthood. I went onto the commercial side of art with graphic design. During the earlier years, I worked for different types of design jobs including print shops, newspapers, publication printers and service bureaus. I finally ended up at an advertising agency starting as a graphic designer and was promoted to art director. I actually got to work with my dad for about 8 years there. He was a great boss.
I left the ad agency after the birth of my son, Asher. When he was old enough to start finger painting, I picked up the paint brush for the first time since school. I started painting and haven’t stopped. I love being able to create my own world of mystery and intrigue. Being able to share my vision of our mysterious lives with others and have someone love my art enough to want to own it is still a rush that I can’t imagine ever losing… nor want to.
Please take time to enjoy my art during your visit here, read my blog and have a look into my everyday life and thoughts of an artist. I’d love for you to leave a comment on the posts or to hear your requests via the Contact page. To see my art, click on “All Paintings” in the menu at the top. To see what I’ve got for sale and purchase art (right here on my website) click “Shop My Art” here or in the above menu. You might consider commissioning a painting for yourself.
To follow along with my art journey, sign up for my email list by clicking just below here. I send it out about once a month, maybe twice and you get: special sneak peeks, invitations to art shows and exhibits and an occasional discount exclusively for my email subscribers. Right now, I’m offering a free small print and a bonus printable download of “9 Suggestions to add Mystery and Mystique to Your Life”.
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I can be reached at jaime[at]jaimehaney.com or (812) 783-0399.
“I choose to be happy”
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