RECENT COMMISSIONS OFFICIAL PORTRAITS PRIVATE PORTRAITS ABOUT THE ARTIST
AWARDS PROCEDURE & FEES OTHER WORKS CONTACT
|Portrait and fine artist Jamie Lee McMahan has been a painter of people
his entire life. His repertoire includes mayors, judges, governors and persons
of all ages and backgrounds.
A traveler, college basketball player, sportsman, former businessman, and a lover of people and conversation, the artist has enjoyed a rich life. I love a good story. Thats sort of what we do as artists. Were telling a short story about someone and, ultimately, about ourselves.
The University of Memphis was the artists formal training stage but his real education as a painter were the museums featuring the worlds great masters. When I was traveling overseas years ago, the paintings by Hals, Rembrandt, Sargent and others started the ball in motion. I knew then thats what I wanted to do; to reveal the likeness of a subject on canvas and, yet, to capture that indescribable something else.