I'm teaming up with Michelle Hoting (jewelry artist), and Bill Theis (photographer) for Art at the Source: a self-guided county-wide open studio tour. We're showing our work together for two weekends at Michelle's studio in Santa Rosa. We'll be providing pleasant refreshments and adhering to the county and state Covid-19 safety guidelines. At this time, masks are not required, but are welcome.
I'll be showing a variety of landscapes and still lifes, as well as paintings and prints from my animal portrait series. I am particularly chuffed to be debuting my newest animal portrait, Tiger, who was inspired by my childhood dream to grow up to be a Tiger and made to celebrate this year of the Tiger. Enjoy a virtual walkthrough of the space here.
Sonoma County Art at the Source 2022
June 4-5 and 11-12 from 10am to 5pm
321 Buena Vista Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
I am very pleased to introduce my latest animal portrait, Tiger. She is a Siberian tiger, with an independent and creative spirit, created in this year of the Tiger. The original painting will debut and be available for acquisition during Art At the Source, 2022.
Art at the Source - Join myself, Bill Theis (photographer) and Michelle Hoting (jewelry artist) for a two weekend exhibition at Michelle's studio in Santa Rosa, California.
This is an in-person event. Up-to-date covid-safe practices will be in place.
June 4-5 & 11-12
321 Buena Vista Drive
Santa Rosa, California
I couldn't agree more with the folks at Marin Living that commissioning a one-of-kind portrait is the way to spoil oneself and our furry friends! I take great pleasure collaborating on animal portraits with collectors to reflect the special bond shared with their furry family members. You can learn more about commissioning an animal portrait on my Commission FAQ page. Thank you to Casey Gillespie and Marin Living for featuring my painting of the marvelous Mr. Freddie in the 2021 March Sip & Savor print issue. View digital copy here.
Love Freddie? You can shop Freddie prints here.
Today I wanted to share my painting Bald Eagle which I made to be representative of women taking stronger and more prominent roles in politics -- Notice the feather quills on her blouse -- She's rewriting history! I'm with Kamala Harris and wish her and Joe Biden every success.
Like so many others, I am currently under orders to shelter-in-place due to Covid 19. As an artist and introvert, this practice doesn't greatly impact my typical day-to-day, but I am aware that as much as I am content being alone, others are not. These are strange and uncertain times and it's in my heart to help lift spirits and alleviate some of the stress faced during this time of extreme change. With that, I would like to share an activity I made for you and the children in your life.
I've made two of my animal portraits into coloring pages that can be printed at home, colored and enjoyed. I hope these provide a little joy and entertainment. And I'd love to see what you create! Please share with me on instagram @jamie_luoto or use #ColoringWithJamie.
Emma is a strong and fiercely independent feline with an adventurous spirit. She hostesses for TWA on direct flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong.
Beau is a dashing little Cavapoo, a Cavalier Kind Charles Spaniel and Poodle mix, who finds his sweet and impish nature challenged by a pair of taunting crows.
Prints available on Etsy.
I created this space to showcase my past work, chronicle my current projects, and share my inspiration.