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Artist Jay David


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Biography


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Just to let you know a little about myself.  I grew up in the charming Southern town of Roswell, Georgia.  After graduating from high school, I attended Young Harris College in the mountians of North Georgia.  I then went on to travel the world while serving in the Navy for 6 years.  Once completing my military career in 1988, I decided to return to my roots of North Georgia.  I currently reside in Coal Mountain with my wife, MJ and dog, Bridget.
 
Being a nature, animal & architecture lover, I enjoy painting my surroundings.  Having visited many breath taking places around the world, I am still most impressed by the beauty of the landscapes of southern architecture.  My favorite setting to recreate would be a pasture filled with horses or cows and an old barn structure.  I also enjoy painting pet portraits capturing the personality of our furry little friends.  Ultimately, I want to create a piece of art that my client feels a part of, whether it is a special place to them or somewhere they would like to be.  With a history in furniture making, I also enjoy constructing the perfect frame, which is a piece of art within itself, to compliment my artwork.
 
I have had the privilege of studying with some amazing artists - John, Pototschnik, Roger Dale Brown, Ken Deeward, John Guernsey and Deborah Paris - to further my training.  And the highlight of my artist career to date is having 2 of my works represented at the Georgia State Capital for "The Art of Georgia: Celebrating Georgia's Landscapes and People".  What makes this event so special is that my great grandfather was a member of the carpentry team that built the cabinets (still in use today) that houses the displays of Georgia's history.  To have my works displayed alongside my great grandfather's is a true honor.  I recently won an honorable mention award for my [...]

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