A Self-Taught Artist with a Global Perspective
Jimmy Clark, Jr. is a self-taught and emerging acrylic painter, originally from Louisiana but resides in Florida by way of Virginia. A retired veteran and civil servant, he draws inspiration from his global travel and life experiences. He creates abstract and landscape paintings that reflect his passion for art, which he rekindled after following a conventional career path. He has been featured in several publications, such as Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine and Artguide Mag, and has won numerous awards, such as the People’s Choice Award from the Prince William Art Society and the Special Merit Award from the Light Space & Time Online Juried Competition. He holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Webster University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Newman University. He is also affiliated with various art organizations, such as the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Palm Coast Arts Foundation, Black Art in America and St. Augustine Art Association.
I am an abstract and landscape painter who explores the diverse emotions that life experiences evoke. My paintings reflect the unpredictability and complexity of human feelings, from chaos and confusion to order and stability. I use colorful brush strokes and textures to create images that astound and inspire my viewers.
Art has always been a part of my life since childhood, but I followed a conventional path of a stable career until I decided to pursue my passion for painting. I am guided by the philosophy of Albert Einstein: “Creativity is contagious, pass it on”. My art goes beyond visual appreciation and touches the intangible realms of the mental, psychological, spiritual and emotional.
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