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About Jamie Lynn 

Born and raised in Raleigh, I have always been an artist. From a young age I found art to be exciting, challenging and fulfilling. Drawing and painting provided me comfort and I worked diligently to improve my skills through classes and lessons. I continued to pursue art in college and earned my BFA, and a NC Teaching License from Meredith College. I began teaching in the NC public school system while also obtaining my National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards, and a MAEd in Art Education from East Carolina University.

There were two major experiences in my life that truly formed my journey, defined my perspective, and changed my spirit and future. The year I lost her best friend unexpectedly was the first one. Processing through this tragedy taught me how fragile, short, and precious life is. The experience awakened a need in me to make the most of each day. My eyes were opened to how fleeting and unpredictable life can be.

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In 2023 the unthinkable happened: my precious 6-year- old son was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, and gained his angel wings in November. I feel blessed I was able to be by his side every day during his intense 10-month treatment. My current body of work expresses so much of this journey and the emotions that I felt, those of which I continue to struggle to find words for. Although Mason is in Heaven, he continues to be my biggest inspiration and the greatest teacher I have ever had. 

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I believe art is essential, powerful and should be accessible to all. Because of this I aim to bring beauty, meaning and community into the world with my work. I encourage others to find their creative voice. I am proud to be a high school art teacher and have been teaching and mentoring young artists for over 15-years, sharing my passion and inspiration to younger generations.
 

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Artist Statement

My work exists at the intersection of nature and personal experiences. I take inspiration from the natural world, which provides limitless beauty. By deconstructing subjects to their more essential elements, I produce compositions emphasizing organic shapes, colors, forms and texture. Each painting offers insight and reflections on a particular moment in time.
 
I am an observer. I notice nuances of my subjects, while concurrently allowing my intuition to interpret what needs to be emphasized and subordinated, and how. I prefer acrylic paint due to its versatility and quick drying rate. By using multiple layers of paint I am able to achieve rich colors and deep values. 
 
My art, although visually diverse, offers significant perspectives on the fluctuations of the human condition. Being sensitive to experiences, my work expresses the feelings of life's unpredictable journey. Inspired by the scenery around me, my imagination and impactful experiences, my goal is to create meaningful, beautiful and accessible fine art.

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Education

 

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards                2006 – present

Certification in Adolescent through Young Adult Art Education

 

Master of Art in Art Education                                               2009 - 2012

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Thesis: Relationships Between Art Education and the Workplace

 

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts                                              1999 - 2003

Meredith College, Raleigh, NC         

K – 12 Teaching License       

 

Experience

 

Visual Arts Teacher, NC                                                       2003 – present

 

National Art Honor Society Sponsor                                     2006 – present

 

Painting Workshops                                                            2010 – present

Raleigh, NC

 

Chair of NC General Assembly Youth Art Exhibition                2010 – 2015

Raleigh, NC   

 

Cultural Arts Representative                                                  2007 – 2012

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, NC

 

Education Intern                                                                  2002

Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh NC

 

Exhibitions

 

Art in Bloom, 2023

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

 

Something for Everyone, 2022

311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Artists Who Teach, 2022

Elliot-White Contemporary Gallery & Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

Friends of 311, 2022

311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC

 

MOTION Exhibit, 2022

Art Fluent Gallery

Women in Art Exhibit, 2022

Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Slice of Life Exhibit, 2022

311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Fresh, 2022

Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Artist Gala, 2022

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

Artist Gala, 2020

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

Meredith Hues Iris, 2018

Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

 

Anything Goes, 2015

Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC

 

You Do You, 2014

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

 

Dualities, 2012

Blake Street Studios, Raleigh, NC

 

Lighthearted, 2010

The Cotton Company, Wake Forest, NC

 

Initiation, 2010

Double Deuce Studio, Cary, NC

 

Beginnings, 2009

Kung Fu Studios, Durham, NC

 

Pendulum, 2003

Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

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