This was during the Tacoma Home and Garden Show February 2019

Welcome to the art of Richard Jahn

Very early on, perhaps before I was born, I received a gift of "artisticness" that I did not work for or earn in any way, it came to me without any effort on my part.   I have nurtured it but it has never been work.  This gift is mine to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.  - I do.

Once I began to paint, I found that it allowed me to express myself in ways that nothing else could.  During my career as a professional firefighter and even before, I painted and showed 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 go into them.  I try to keep my theme relevant to who I am and the places I see - the Pacific Northwest - My art is constantly changing, always evolving, always trying new things, never staying the same.