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Acrylic mountain painting

Where It Started

It all started... well, when I was a little child. From drawing, and painting, to adult colouring books, I've always had a creative project on the go. While I have no formal education, during the summer of 2013 I took weekly art classes. Lo and behold acrylics were my favourite medium (painting pictured). About 4 years passed before I took up brushes and started learning again.

 

In the corner of my bedroom, I sat on the carpet (there is paint ALL over it now) with a laptop and followed video tutorials. I would give the artwork to friends and family whenever it suited their personality; so many saw the potential and strongly encouraged me to pursue this passion. In 2018 Jazzmatazz Creative Arts was founded.

Jazz-ma-tazz

An inside joke turned nickname, to a business and brand. There was much deliberation and intention in choosing. I wanted something unique, memorable, and flexible. Many Artists use their names but that's plain Jane. "Creative Arts" checked all the boxes. Unrelated items like paintings, stickers, earrings, and journals can work cohesively!

First Business Sales

Impressionist flower painting

Believe it or not, I started selling through a group chat. Several friends asked to see my artwork, so I took photos and posted them. Purple Peonies was the crowd favourite and SOLD first.

Purple peony painting

2019

Art show award winning flower painting

Art Shows

The moment I realized my work could be cherished by so many: "My Cup Runneth Over" won an award and the judges commented it was reminiscent of van Gogh. VAN GOGH! 

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Canadian artist on instagram

Instagram

On November 11 a friend helped catapult JCA into the Instagram world. Many opportunities have opened up through this platform.

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Farmer's market set up

Farmers' Markets

Selling in person creates an environment where the seller and customer can connect on a personal level. 

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As the years go on...