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.
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