Menu
header photo

Jay Roma Lamb Art

Art Feels Good

Artists Statement

 

Art is adventure. It gives me a place to let go and trust life in  whatever  it’s offering in the moment; an open-hearted leap into the unknown. "Mistakes" are avenues leading to new lands, "disaster" is a door that just flung open. Every possible human emotion shows up; delicious pleasure, meditative quietude, frustration, bewilderment, fascination — all of it, and it's all within an very enjoyable context of adventure and discovery. Each finished piece is an expression and a record of one particular adventure.

Many artists endeavour to convey an idea through art, to stimulate commentary, perceptions and thinking in general. I’m usually more inclined to hope that whoever encounters the art relates to it through feeling. In one second art can communicate something far more significant through a silent feeling than can two hours of mental dissection. Nothing we can ever say or think about something will ever really capture what was experienced before we began speaking or thinking. The sound of rain ... just as it is ... clear, uninterpreted, true. There is so much beauty in life that asks nothing more from us than just being quietly aware.

The immense joy and intrigue I feel during the creative process leads directly to another very pleasant feeling: knowing that in the end, when the Flow is done with me for the moment, and on my easel sits a completed work, it will go out into the world and attract someone who resonates with it, and a beautiful relationship will begin, a love affair. The painting will become part of all that is loved in their life, a comforting and inspiring presence. I've seen this occur more than a few times and it brings me enormous pleasure. In this there is nothing more I can ask of art; the adventure, from initial inspiration to final resting, has been a gift.

Jay Roma Lamb

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae Jay Roma Lamb

 

 

Exhibitions:

 

Group show Blue Rock Gallery (current representation).Calgary

 

2009 Willow studio group show Saskatoon

 

2008 Willow Studio solo show Calgary

 

2006 Willow Studio group show Calgary

 

2003 Willow Studio solo show Calgary

 

2002 Artists of the World group show Calgary

 

 

Other Media:

 

August 2, 2008 Full page article, The Calgary Herald, . “The Art of Peace”.

 

August 2008 Television interview and demonstration. City TV

 

2007 Television interview and demonstration. CTV Calgary

 

Various small articles and mentions in design magazines

 

2012 to present: ongoing representation by Blue Rock Gallery with numerous group shows.