Jackie Afram

Oil including paint, bars and markers

www.galleryunderground.org/jackie-afram/

My art comes from my life experiences. I love working from photos of friends and family and of photos taken on vacations and trips abroad. Now I have the time to work from these. I am too old to paint ugly stuff but that doesn’t mean I don’t like non-objective styles. I draw inspiration from museum collections. I have learned to add or subtract paint, and push it around with palette knife, brush, finger or paper towel, artists’ special techniques. I try to approach each painting with a style that I believe suits the subject. The many ways one can use oil with a variety of mediums intrigues me. Recently I have enjoyed using large brushes and inducing subtle changes with glazes.