Sometimes it just don’t work out

You will NOT be seeing my art work at Children’s Hospital as I had originally posted. It’s been an “interesting” experience. I was asked to be part of this exhibit. The curator not only saw my work ahead of time, I let her choose all the images before I spent a good bit of money […]

Checking Out Art Gallery Space

Yes, I’m an old guy and I’ve been making art of one kind or another for over 40 years. But in the art world, I’m a new, emerging artist. How is that possible? Well, most of my life I’ve been a graphic designer or commercial artist, not a painter/multimedia artist. And, although I’ve always done […]

Where do we go from here?

girl on orange

This past weekend wrapped up my show at Artomatic 2017 DC. It was a great show and wonderful experience. But once all my prints came down, I started feeling a little lost… I’m on my own again. I love group shows because you share everyone’s excitement and anxiety, and you commiserate over the system, the […]

The Thing About Art

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Painted on iPad

So, I get a lot of people, mostly people not in the art industry, saying, “Oh, painted on iPad, I see…” and shaking their head like I’m faking the art, the skill, the time, the inspiration. Oh yes, I could fake it, I know my way around Photoshop and I could write some scripts to […]

Artomatic Artist Spotlight

Red Sweater: art print by Jim Faris

1) Who are you and how long have you been an artist? Hi, I’m Jim Faris. I’ve been a visual, graphic and musical artist since 1984. Probably longer than that, but let’s not count those school years. I’ve been writing and performing music as long as I can remember. And visual art, well I had […]

It’s Meet the Artist Night II

Sheer Sucker: art print by Jim Faris

It’s Meet the Artist Night II Last time this was such a blast. So many friends showed up and so much cool stuff going on. I’ll be doing more running around this time to meet the other artist, but I’ll be at my wall, 8th floor #8506 from 8-10pm

Artomatic 2017

Harbor Coat Print by Jim Faris

It’s that time again, Artomatic 2017. I’ll be there on the 8th floor #8608. This is my first year of only showing prints from digital paintings from my iPad. There are a few artist there showing works created only using their iPad and everyone is very hesitant to admit to it, I totally understand why. […]

Tommy the Clown

I was thinking about how my paintings are a bit like the clown paintings of the 60’s and 70’s. So I thought I’d do a clown painting.  I started one and it pretty much sucked. My old friend Mike telkulve was nudging me about doing that painting I promised for his recording studio, so I […]

New iPad Pro

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