“Vines’ work was so alive and vibrant,” says Jamison. “He
would put blues and greens in a face for example. I like
vibrant things, I like the sparkle and splash”
That sense of vibrancy is exactly what Jamison endeavors to
convey in his paintings. Asked to describe his work, Jamison
replies immediately with a one word answer before expanding:
“My work deals with a lot of universal themes. I love nature
– trees and bushes. I like painting women, I use anatomy a
lot and themes of nature.”
Jamison also likes to delve into comic work, having been
influenced by the artists of Marvel, among others. It
doesn’t take long for a viewer to realize that Jamison is
indeed a student of the comic school of art. His heroic
drawings of human characters, frequently amidst the
elements, are evocative of the comics. Not an easy calling,
“You have to be dedicated to putting in the time and get
good at it,” he says. By good, he also means prolific –
that’s one of the keys to success in the comic world – being
talented and fast.
Jamison is a painter at the moment but he has experimented
with sculpture in the past – a medium he would like to get
back to in the future.
As for the Whitmer High School graduate, he is clearly
bullish on his opportunities in the art world.
“I think I’m good enough to reach a wide audience,” he says.
“There are no boundaries as long as I get exposure … on a
national level if I could. It’s limitless.