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Nature





It’s easy to make a painting look like paint, but it’s much harder to make a painting that pulls in a viewer so completely that he feels the heat of sun on his neck and the sand in his shoes. ~ James Gurney.


About Me


Nature is full of inspiration and wonder. It is delicate and yet intimidating, familiar and yet mysterious. Our natural heritage is a joy to paint and I feel honored to have the ability to transfer that beauty, and record it, into works of art for the viewer to enjoy. My works are mainly focused on sea life and underwater scenery, even though I dabble into fantasy illustration every now and then. Art has been a huge part of my life growing up, and I took art seriously during college by teaching myself oil painting and taking on commissions whenever I could. The journey of learning new techniques and improving my own is never-ending. One of the highlights of my artistic career is having a work of mine - HIV in Plasma - as part of the New York State Museum’s permanent collection.
In regards to mediums and tools that I use for creating my art, oil colors are the main medium of choice. Other favorites include Acrylics, watercolors, charcoal, ink, and pencils. My art style can be categorized as representational realism. I hope that my art brings you pleasure, and don’t hesitate to contact me for any enquiries. If you are interested in extra content like sketches, progress shots, creepy selfies and more you may visit my social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
-AJ






Exhibitions


A Year in Review, the Art Garage

Dec 2021, Green Bay, WI USA


The December Group Art Show, the Jones Gallery

Dec 2021, Kansas City, MO USA


The Locals, an art exhibition

Nov 2021, Milwaukee, WI USA


Art Fluent: Into The Wild - Online Exhibition

Oct 2021


Las Laguna Art Gallery - Online Exhibition

Oct 2021


The East Side Art Lot

Jun 2021, Milwaukee, WI USA


ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Exhibition

www.art4apes.com
Nov 2020


Focus on Nature XIV, the New York State Museum and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/fon
Dec 2016, Jamestown, NY USA


Atlanta Arab Fest art show

Apr 2014, Atlanta, GA USA





Memberships & Associations


Member of The American Society of Marine Artists
Associate member of Oil Painters of America
Member of the Milwaukee Art Museum



Awards & Honors


2021 richeson75 "Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2021" – Meritorious List

2021 Art Show International/ "Water" Talent Prize Award – Winner

2016 World Illustration Challenge by Grafolio – Winner





Publications That Include My Work

American Art Collector Mag.

May 2020 | featured in the “Wild & Free” special section.


Art of Blender

vol:1


Expose 11


Frankie Fiddlesticks,

Where’s the Hamster?








All artwork © 2021 Alhaitham Jassar