I'm a guy who grew up making art, with a paint brush in my hand all the time. I began oil painting as a teenager to decorate my own room, then later as an adult to decorate my own home. I felt that painting expressed who I was better then anything else I could do. I began entering my work in juried art shows and art festivals in the mid 80's, which I have continued to do throughout my career as a professional firefighter, which I left in 2013. Now a full time painter living the dream and making it up as I go.
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 that relates to my life and from the energy I put into the brush strokes. It's constantly changing, always evolving, always exploring and trying new things, never staying the same.
Welcome to the art of Richard Jahn