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The Artist

Jay Exon began flourishing a brush painting scenery for the theatre during his apprenticeship with noted set designer Richard Ellis. In 2015, Jay began painting full-time and soon developed a career as an independent artist. Though his abstract style is a departure from that of his training under charge scenic artists, he brings to each work a sense of theatricality.
He say's of his work, "My paintings are serendipitous discoveries revealed through open-minded experimentation. I paint as if treasure hunting, inspired by possibilities in pursuit of the novel. Painting is an adventure, a quest of self-discovery.
I find that there are no accidents on my canvases, only coincidences. Perhaps Robert Motherwell of the New York School put it best: "In the brush doing what it is doing, it will stumble upon what one couldn't do by oneself.”

Jay lives and works in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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