Silly pictures of my cats. Homemade birthday cake. The color pink. No wait, the whole rainbow please. The love stored in a photo from childhood taken with flash on our first digital camera. This painting reimagines a memory to center my beloved cat, who happens to be named Joy. It’s about Joy, but it’s also about joy, celebration, aging, humor, and warm memories.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jamie Lankford is an artist based in the suburbs of Chicago. She primarily works with gouache and acrylic paints, but loves to try any medium she can get her hands on. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from Bradley University. Jamie’s creative work touches on themes of nostalgia, identity, beauty culture, and celebration of the human body. Bright, saturated colors and iridescence are frequently featured in her paintings and photographs.
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