If you were to sum up Jay’s art in three words they would be:
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As a painter, Jay is always looking for “Bright Moments” because there’s always one to be found. His paintings are a way to hold onto a memory in a way that a photograph can’t. A decisive color filled brush stroke tells a story in its own spontaneous way.
Jay has recently started to paint only plein air and only alla prima. Which are a couple of fancy dancy words for “painting outside” and “at first attempt”. He now tries to capture a moment in time and if it works, there’s a painting. If it doesn’t work, he just scrapes it back and starts again. Jay’s pieces hang in private collections across the US.
Part of his “CasRad” or “Casual Radical” (see home page) approach to art is that he believes art has a place in helping society be a better place. As a Christian, Jay believes in helping others.
The golden rule is applicable whether helping your neighbor, your community or someone you’ve never met halfway around the world. Because of this, his art sales reflect his values.
When Jay sells a painting, a portion of the purchase price is donated to a charity or nonprofit. If he can help change a life through his art, then he’s gonna do it.
Knowing talent only goes so far, Jay constantly seeks to improve his brush. Most days you will find him in his studio practicing or in a field painting. There is always something to learn.
Simply put, Jay paints because he enjoys it and wants to share with you his interpretation of what he experienced. A blank canvas represents a way for him to share. There’s a certain satisfaction that comes when a painting is finished because the feeling says, another story has been told for you, the viewer.
Jay is a crazy active member of The Chestnut Group, a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists and friends dedicated to the conservation & preservation of vanishing landscapes in Middle Tennessee.
2017 Jon Ric Spa – solo exhibit
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Franklin First Friday Art Crawl,Boutique MMM, Franklin, TN – Solo Exhibit
2017, 2016 Rotating Solo Exhibit, First Tennessee Bank – Nolensville
2015 Connections: Art Show, Arts Council of Williamson County and Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN
2014, 2013 The Bekahry, Nolensville, TN – Solo Exhibit
2012 Vero Beach Art Crawl, Vero Beach, FL – Solo Exhibit
Onwards, Sideways, and Wahoo!
Jay “jbird” Holobach
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