Jay Hambleton


Painting leads me to my next painting and on it goes.

I learned early that my painting process is a tug and a push and not necessarily a peaceful and serene pursuit. A stint in front of the easel for me is a fight to the end and once I had accepted this problematic reality a negotiated harmony fell into place. Adversarial harmony is better than no harmony at all.

For me the method of painting is the tools and tricks. I find with paint and brush that an image can be moulded as if you were sculpting it with clay. Every time I touch the surface of a canvas there is a push and pull of the image. This is the delight that I receive when painting at my easel.

I refer to myself as a painter that is always trying to develop an artist. Having played the guitar since high school I have found that I will never really finish learning how to play the guitar. There is always something more. This is the same with my paintings. Painting has this quality of infinite leaning that gives me a great satisfaction that always keeps me interested and progressing forward.

“There is always more for me to learn”.

Contact Jay:

Email     jayhambleton@northwestel.net