Jazz Brown

Jazz’s work draws you in to the present moment. His vibrant paintings are an absorbing visual meditation. In his words, his work is “consciousness on canvas.”


Where’s your hometown? I grew up in Savannah, GA.

What’s your favorite part of the creative process? Sketching the shapes before painting.

How does living in Seattle influence your work? Seattle has a wonderful juxtaposition of architecture and nature. I'm inspired by the clean lines of buildings and the vibrant colors of flowers.

What’s one thing you want to make sure you do in your lifetime? I want to attend my retrospective at the MoMA.

How do you know when a piece is finished? A piece is complete when the left and right sides are visually balanced.

What do you wish more people knew about what it’s like to be an artist? I wish everyone knew that art is one hundred percent child's play. It's exactly the same thing we did as children.