...and other misconceptions I made 05-12-18
2005 Dec 18
March 26th 2006
Jay Shore

Posted by D under life

Bibiana, a friend of K2’s, pointed out to her this week that Jay Shore, a very gifted painter who had lived in Portland for many years, was about to move away to Southern California. In order to reduce the number of things he had to ship to his new house he was selling some of his paintings at his current house in Portland starting today.

Shanghai The four of us went there this morning and met with Denise to see if we could find a piece or two that we would like. K2 had actually looked at Jay’s website and seen at least one painting that she really loved: It’s called Shanghai and a thumbnail of it is on the right (with the artist’s permission).

We went early to beat the rush and had a chance to talk to Jay and he showed us that painting and quite a few others. And we quickly fell in love with several. We ended up buying Shanghai and found three more paintings of his that we bought, including Dance on Orange (depicted below, again with the artist’s permission).

Dance on Orange The other two pictures aren’t on his website and I certainly don’t want to post unauthorized (and likely mediocre-quality) reproductions, so you’ll have to trust me. They are equally as gorgeous.

With Denise’s help we hung all of them today (mind you, I had to rent a U-Haul real quickly in order to get the paintings home, as Shanghai is rather large at 60″x48″ – more than would fit in any of our cars). And the transformation of our house is quite stunning. Amazing what great art does to the look of a room – we already had a few pieces from the Rental Sales Gallery at the Portland Art Museum hanging in the living room, but to honest, Jay’s work really brings it up a notch.

If you are in the Portland area you should definitely give him a call and arrange to look at some of the works that he’s selling. He’s selling way under market price in order to reduce his moving expenses (and complexity). His contact information is on his page and he will be here in Portland until the second half of April.

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