The above before and after photos were taken in April of 2020 (left) and December of 2021 (right) and mark the challenge of completing the largest and most complex work in my I Believe in Ghosts series to date.
I was recently interviewed by VAST Art Magazine and the interview "Jamie Luoto's Origin Stories" is available to read here.
I'm ecstatic to be featured as an 'artist to watch' in issue n°03 of Vast Art Magazine.
It's a great spread featuring 45 artists and exhibitions at Gallery Vacancy in Shanghai, China, Swallow in Vilnius, Lithuania, King's Leap in New York City, Present Projects in Hong Kong, and Britta Rettberg in Munich, Germany.
You can get your copy here.
I am pleased to share that We Hunt the Doe was awarded first place in the All About Women virtual exhibition organized by the Marin Society of Artists.
All About Women is a nationally juried virtual exhibition featuring work about women by 84 artists from 22 states. The collection of work was juried by Josh Otten and Josh Paquette of J. Willott Gallery in Palm Springs, California.
The collection of works are viewable in an alphabetical slideshow here or you can peruse still images here.
This week I bid farewell to 'We Hunt the Doe' as she embarks on her journey with Atelier 4 to Washington D.C. to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery for the final round of judging in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2022.
The finalists will be announced publicly in spring and exhibit in Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today, followed by a national tour.
A big thank you to both the National Portrait Gallery, Atelier 4, and Kevin and Angel of Atelier 4, for exceptional experiences working together :-)
My painting “We Hunt the Doe” has been selected from 2,774 entries from across the United States for the semifinalist round of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2022.
"We Hunt the Doe" will travel to Washington, D.C. this summer for the final round of judging in September. Here is more information about the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
"We Hunt the Doe" is from my series, "I Believe in Ghosts," which explores the lasting psychological impact of sexual trauma.
Work in process rose and lemon details with palettes from a new piece from my "I Believe in Ghosts" series.
"Title TBD," oil on linen, 34 x 28 inches (86 x 71 cm).
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.
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