Jamie Rice

Mixed Media Paintings

Artist Statement

I emphasize collective consciousness, non-linear time and an innate desire for liberty which expresses itself in countless forms, acting as a catalyst for human evolution. 

I explore these topics by illustrating the constructs of a thought. The foreground, in black and white, represents a conscious idea;  prominent, immediately recognizable, and static. The background, or subconscious, is layered with iconography, archetype, memory and movement, attributing deeper meaning to the topic at hand.

 

 

Commissions

Mixed Media Painting

If you have an idea, something you love, a topic that has meaning to you, cherished photos of children, pets, favorite places, mementos, we can co-create a piece of art.               

 Step 1: 

Email photos, and ideas,including desired colors and size. jamiericeart@gmail.com

Step 2: 

We’ll work with digital sketches to help us decide on the final composition.

Step 3:

I’ll create your painting using a combination of oil paint, ink drawings and collage, coated with high gloss resin to create a glass-like finish.



“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Bio

Jamie Rice is a self-taught artist from Dallas, TX, working professionally for the last 5 years. Though she was engrossed in creative endeavors during most of her life, Jamie never thought it was practical to pursue Fine Art as a career.

While completing her Bachelors in Accounting and prepping for Law School Admissions, she became distressed and repelled by the path she was on. She decided to meditate over her anxieties. To her surprise she was overcome with a clear, repetitive message: "PAINT" .  “It made no sense! I had never been a painter"  Compelled to heed the orders from above, she built a huge 4’x6’ canvas which sat blank, taunting her while she studied. She would meditate and the ideas would come. An entire year later she completed her first painting, The Big Picture, a multidimensional piece covering iconic events from world history that have shaped our lives today, with the face of god woven subtly among the omnipotent scene, framed by hands in the viewing gesture.
From this concept her style was born; she learned to paint and listen to her muses. She found her process to be highly conducive to  to commission work where her patrons can express their stories and passions through her distinctive style to achieve deeply personal works of art.

In 2012, Jamie had discovered the art festival circuit and found it to be the most suitable avenue to show her work. She enjoys the intimate connections made in person in high energy, hands-on, festival setting.  In her first year, she was accepted in Cottonwood Arts Festival, Deep Ellum Arts festival and Coconut Grove Arts Festival along with several wonderful shows around the country. Jamie shows her work year-round at Pop 54 Art Gallery at Midtwon. She has since developed her style and made the decision to embrace the unknown, in pursuit of living an enriched, creative life, perhaps as an artist, but most importantly, not as a lawyer.