I presented a talk at the downtown Napa Main Library on July 12, 2019 about how and why I make my animal portraits. In my talk, I reveal a pivotal moment from my childhood, something unique about how I think and how that shapes my art, and I describe my process in depth. Please enjoy this recording from the opening reception, as well as a write up from the Napa Country Register.
Art in the Library featuring Jamie L. Luoto runs throughout the month of July 2019. Click here for more details.
My hydrangea painting looks fresh in this eclectic entry hall salon style gallery wall curated by the nationally recognized interior design tstudio, Studio McGee, for their Haddonfield Project.
These animals traveled a great distance to arrive at their beautiful new home on a lavender farm in Central Poland, just a ways southwest of the city of Lódź, where my collector created and shared this inspired whimsical interior scene.
Currate your own set of four animals
I’m excited that my Zebra portrait recently joined the permanent collection of the Liaison Capitol Hill, a Joie de Vivre boutique hotel in Washington, DC. The zebra is one of the first animal portraits I painted, I did it for a special young boy, and it remains a favorite. Check it out! I’m always surprised to see how well my animals go with other works of various sizes, subjects, and media. They work well not only in bedrooms but also in dining and living rooms - I like to think of them as part of the family (or as a memorable guest, in the case of a hotel!)
I created this space to showcase my past work, chronicle my current projects, and share my inspiration.