Jamie always enjoyed creating art and as an elementary school teacher looked for ways to bring art and its benefits to her students. In 1994, as her own family began to grow she became a “stay at home” mom, where art continued to be a significant part of her life.
As her creative skills developed she became interested in interior design, including painting murals and creating personalized gifts that included furniture, ceramics and gifts. Her clay work expanded to the point of needing her own kiln and studio space at home.
Eventually Jamie expanded into acrylic painting and, in 2012 started oil painting in still life and landscapes.
Jamie’s interest in volunteering and helping others eventually led to the development of painting classes at the women’s prison in Goochland and she was one of the founding artists for Art for The Journey in 2014.
Since then, under Art for The Journey, Jamie has organized and led summer children’s art workshops at Independence Golf Club and is one of the key artists conducting painting classes at The Carmel School in Ruther Glen. Jamie leads a recreational paint class at Marywood Home for the Elderly each Thursday and teaches students from the Youth Life Foundation of Richmond at Independence Golf Club.
In 2017, Jamie became Director of Programs for Art for the Journey.
God’s Glory – Oil on canvas by palette knife
Guiding Light – Oil on canvas by palette knife
Wettin’ a line – Oil on Canvas by palette knife
GG’s house – Oil on canvas by palette knife