Masterful Mind Award Winner, Circle Foundation for the Arts - 2024

About Me

About Me

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 Magazine, and has won numerous awards, such as the Masterful Mind Award, Circle Foundation for the Arts - Artist of the Year Award, 2024 and Art Collectors Choice Award, Second Place Tie, 2024. He has also been a finalist in the 50th International Artavita Online Art Contest with the theme “Hope” and participated in Art Basel, Miami 2023. He holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Webster University. He is also affiliated with various art organizations, such as the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, International Association of Visual Artists, National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, Palm Coast Arts Foundation, Black Art in America and St. Augustine Art Association.

Artist Statement

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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