|ABOUT JERRY MANN | Portfolios #1 - #2 | INFO REQUEST | HOME | E-MAIL|
I began painting and studying art as a "fringe" artist while at Ohio University in the 60ís. The subsequent pursuit of a scientific international career afforded me the exceptional opportunity to experience beauty from the jungles of Brazil to the soft gray environs of Ireland. My paintings reflect these windows. Still painting in Europe, Georgia and New Mexico, my main themes alternate from the villages of European life to the mountains of New Mexico to the savannas of Georgia where I currently reside.
I am a rapid painter, generally in acrylic and I like to carry initial emotion of expression to excite and involve the viewer. Painting is a journey of emotion and fulfillment as the work develops. Starting with darks and cools, excitement in composition and focus becomes apparent as warms and value are added. The interplay of color with resting points for the eye in the work conveys simplicity yet strength of the subject statement. That I do not believe in recording of subject but rather interpretation is the essential expression of my art. I propose never-ending experimentation and expression.
"I believe visual artists, like other artists, need continuing critical encounters, coaching and knowledge," says Jerry Mann about his work and study ethic. "I enjoy immensely painting with other artists, attending lectures, not just for knowledge but for the energy generated when artists come together."
The artist exhibits around the country at National juried shows and has won various recognitions and awards. His main emphasis is on his studio-gallery at 136 Bent Street, one block from the Plaza, in the historical Casa Flores, which is listed on the National Registry of Historical Homes. Mann has B.S., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio University and Ohio State.
Taos, NM 87571
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522