Jamie Perry, ‘Patron’, 2016, CODA Gallery

(American, b. 1962)

Moody … Serene … Spiritual -- these are the emotions and sensations typically evoked by the talented landscape artist, Jamie Perry. Given a paint set by his parents to “keep him busy,” Jamie discovered, as he grew up in Southern California, a love of art and a talent that has won him numerous accolades and awards. While developing his own unique style, Jamie gained inspiration from several artists including Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Maynard Dixon and Andrew Wyeth. Although self-taught, he attended and developed his portfolio at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California; the California Art Institute in Woodland Hills, California; and California State University at Fullerton, California. His talent has been recognized with many awards, including a two time winner of the Award of Excellence by the Inland Empire Advertisers Portfolio Show.

Adventuring into a field of Commercial Art, Jamie initially utilized his talent to produce photo realistic illustrations of sports activities and food products. Clients included the Los Angeles Dodgers, a Hawaiian manufacturer of skin care products and the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association. He illustrated magazine advertisements and product labels creating clean fresh designs, which furthermore expanded his artistic experience while gaining him respect not only from corporate clientele but also recognition from individual connoisseurs.

Discovering an avenue of greater creative expression, Jamie ventured into Fine Art evoking a “tonal quality” from his landscapes to convey a sense of peace and serenity. His love of the outdoors inspired his landscape collection. Summers spent in New Mexico became the backdrop for his “Storms” collection. During the monsoon season, Jamie experienced all the tumultuous elements of thunderstorms and in their darkness found a creative outpouring of light and translucent mastery. His style has matured from photo-realism to its current tranquil yet temperamental minimalism in acrylic, his only medium.

About Jamie Perry