Updates for October 3, 2017: "Inner Struggle," "Boundless Rose," Artwork Discounts, American University, and more

Hey everyone!

It's now October, hopefully you're enjoying the Fall!

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New Artwork

I have two new pieces out:  Inner Struggle (pictured left) and Boundless Rose (pictured right)!

Both pieces are in acrylics and ink, but I'm now experimenting with bringing some sculptural and 3D elements to my work:  Inner Struggle has an embedded face sculpted out of stone clay and Boundless Rose has a silk rose captured in the canvas.

As usual, prints are available for both Inner Struggle and Boundless Rose!


Artwork Discounts

As of today, all unsold paintings and drawings from my Early Period are now on sale, for $50 or less per piece!  I'm accumulating too much art and I don't have enough space to hold it all, so I'd much rather my work go to good, caring homes.

Even with the flat-rate shipping and handling (so the piece safely arrives in prime condition!), you're still spending less than $200 on some fine art from my Early Period.

Go take a look and bring some of my art to your home!


American University

I'm now almost halfway through my first semester as a graduate student at American University pursuing an MFA in Studio Art!

Because of how fast my artwork is evolving, how much I'm learning, and how much I'm being exposed to, I'm calling my time as a graduate student my Acceleration Period.

I'll have more information soon about upcoming shows and much more artwork, so keep an eye out!


Fundraising Auction in Arlington, VA

On September 22, 2017, DividePersistence, and Storm were all successfully offered at auction to benefit the Blue Arlington Committee (the Arlington County Democratic Committee) and the party's local candidates for County Board and School Board.

It was a fun evening and it was great to see my art go to good homes, while benefitting a good political cause! 


A glimpse into my studio at American University...

A glimpse into my studio at American University...

Art Lessons

For at least the next two years, I'm offering private art lessons to anyone in the Northern Virginia and D.C. Metropolitan area.

If you're local, take a look at what I offer and contact me if you're interested!


Etsy

I just wanted to share with everyone that I now have an Etsy Shop!  I'm not doing much with it, at the moment, but it's there.

Go favorite me!


Thank You

Thank you, as always, for your support and enjoyment of my art!  Make sure to share my work with all of your friends and family.

See you in a few weeks...

-J'han

Updates for May 7, 2017: "Euphoria," a Birdhouse, and more

Hey everyone!

Welcome to May 2017 and the early start of the Summer!

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Euphoria

Euphoria is a new fine art painting in acrylics and ink on 40x30" canvas.  This surrealist and expressionist piece was inspired by our two girls, Major and Tallie:

Major loves her ball, they both love being outside, and they both love peanut butter treats (baked in a gingerbread man shape!).  Aspects of their interests, loves, and personalities are incorporated into this piece, as well as their actual pawprints:  Major's on the left and Tallie's on the right.  Euphoria is for them -- they were very happy to contribute!

Prints are available for Euphoria.

A Birdhouse

I decided to paint a birdhouse for my mother-in-law's birthday and this was the final result!  I applied my unique style and vision to the birdhouse with acrylics, using a polyurethane finish for weather protection.  The end result was good enough that I thought it was worth sharing, although this birdhouse isn't an actual piece.

Thank You

Thank you, as always, for your support and attention!  Make sure to share my art with all of your friends and family.

Until next time...

-J'han

Updates for March 26, 2017: "Cosmic", "Dream", and more

Hey everyone!

This is my second blog post with updates for March 26, 2017.  I have two new paintings out, an upcoming art show, and more!

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Cosmic

Cosmic is a new fine art painting in acrylics and ink on 30x40" canvas.  This surrealist and expressionist depiction of a galaxy incorporates a human eye and the meaning of my name (J'han:  "the universe") into a piece that explores my fascination with the unknown qualities and expansiveness of space.  The universe is full of possibilities awaiting discovery, something to which I relate.

As always, prints of Cosmic are available!

Dream

Dream is a new fine art painting in acrylics and ink on 36x36" canvas.  This surrealist and expressionist piece has a touch of the abstract in it, but also a slightly-hidden secret dreamscape in the upper-left!  Dream is my interpretation of dreams, their secrets, and the unexplored portions of the unconscious mind.  This state of unknown and exploration is represented by the falling/flying person and the soothing ethereal forest.

Just like Cosmic, there are prints available for Dream!

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

I'll be a featured artist next Thursday (April 6, 2017) from 7pm to roughly midnight at the Pancakes and Booze Art Show in Washington, D.C.  More details are available on the event page, but it should be a fun event.  I'm looking forward to meeting fellow artists, as well as current and future fans!

Thank You

Thank you for all the recent follows, likes/loves, comments, retweets, and more on social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter!  I recently hit 100 likes on my Facebook page and 100 followers on Twitter:  thank you!  Make sure to share my art with all of your friends and family.

Until next time...

-J'han

Launch of the Blog

Hey, everyone!

This is Day One of the new Studio :: J'han Blog, where I'll be posting updates on myself, my work, my exhibitions and galleries, and much more.

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Exhibition Updates

Anxiety has been accepted to the 8th Annual "Abstracts" Juried Exhibition from Light Space & Time as a Special Merit piece.  The announcement is available on their website and in a Special Merit video (at 01:59).  For the entire month of March 2017, Anxiety will be featured in their exhibition gallery.

Upcoming Art Shows

On April 6, 2017 from 7pm to roughly midnight, I'll be a featured artist at the Pancakes and Booze Art Show in Washington, D.C.  More details are available on the event page, but it should be a fun event.  I'm looking forward to meeting fellow artists, as well as current and future fans!

Thank You

Thank you for all the recent follows, likes/loves, comments, retweets, and more on social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter!  Knowing that you're out there, viewing and connecting with my art is fantastic!  Make sure to share my art with all of your friends and family.

Until next time...

-J'han