“Were it all Began”
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     It all started with a box of Crayola crayons that someone had left at my house. I began doodling with those crayons as therapy after the death of my best friend, never intending to sell them. People would come … Read More

Mardi Gras Season is here!
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If you have never attended a Mardi Gras in New Orleans you need to add it to your “Must Do” list. Mardi Gras Day is my favorite when literally everyone dresses up in costume. If you enjoy people watching there … Read More

FREE PERSONALIZATION
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Because we do all of our own printing we can add a name to a t-shirt or print.  Just mention that in the shipping notes, or call the gallery, (504) 596-2344. We can put most any of Jamie’s designs on … Read More

Circle and Heart Oil Paintings
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Many people who come in the Gallery have no idea how these circle paintings are made. They guess yarn, silly string, even cake frosting. But they are done by filling large glass syringes with oil paint that has been mixed with … Read More

Jamie’s personalized Wedding Invitation
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Back in 2006 John and Linda asked me to do a wedding invitation for them. Both are avid runners and wanted that incorporated into the design, not easy. They loved the final drawing and I did too. I had never … Read More

Jamie Hayes commissioned Pet Portrait
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People always seem to enjoy the story behind the picture, so I am going to start posting some of the more interesting histories behind the pictures. ‘Mo Drums” was originally a commission by someone who wanted a painting of their beloved … Read More

JP’s Blues Bash
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One of my earliest commissions with this style of art was a guy in Maine who is a lobster fisherman and holds a Blues Bash every year. He recently just had his last Blues Bash and we resurrected the first … Read More

Getting Back in the Swing
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I have finally gotten back to do a little painting each day for an hour or 2. I just finished this one for a very patient lady. I will be doing prints of it as soon as I get it … Read More

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Hi everybody, I hope the weather is as glorious where you are as it is in New Orleans; It’s warm with low humidity here — just beautiful. The humidity will be returning as a special birthday present on Monday. It’s … Read More

In Jamie’s Own Words
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Hi Everybody and I do mean EVERYBODY, This my first “OFFICIAL” blog. I’m not sure what a blog is, why I’m referring to it as “official,” or why I’m using quotation marks. My 65th birthday is Monday the 16th of … Read More

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