Welcome to the art of Richard Jahn
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 around the Seattle area in the mid 80's. From the beginning my art was very well received. My paintings 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 that relates to my life and from the energy I put into each brush stroke. I try to keep my theme local to where I live. It's constantly changing, always evolving, always exploring and trying new things, never staying the same.