My Story

I fell in love with painting as a teenager and have been at it ever since.  Painting allowed me to express myself in ways that nothing else could.  I began entering my work in art shows and festivals in the mid 80's.  My paintings have won many awards over the years and I've gained a fairly impressive list of patrons.  During my career as a professional firefighter I continued to paint and show my art throughout the North West.  Now I am a full time painter living the dream and making it up as I go.  

my story

Artist Statement


I want my paintings to be entertaining to look at as well as an expression of who I am as a person.  I see being an artist as more of a state of being than just a skill of making nice looking things.  I want people to feel a sense of connectedness with me as the artist both from the subject matter and from the energy I put into each brush stroke and the thoughts that went into it.  I try to keep my theme relevant to who I am and where I live - the Pacific Northwest - My art is constantly changing, always evolving, always trying new things, never staying the same. 


Welcome to the art of Richard Jahn