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Jamie Kirkell

"My life-changing experience brought me to the art of painting on silk. Upon graduating from Ohio State University in 1966, I spent three years as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines. Afterward I went to Java and studied Batik under Indonesia’s Master Batik Artist Bambang Oetoro. The opportunity to live and work with a master craftsman quite literally opened me to my life passions: the love of textile arts and the connection of art in my spiritual direction. Thirty-five years later, I am in my studio in Sarasota, FL, preparing a major exhibition of orchid paintings on silk. I can still see that young person that sat down to study Batik in Indonesia 35 years ago. Today, I still feel the same creative spirit in the world of silk and I am delighted to share this with you.

Prior to moving to Sarasota I was a studio art director and artist working in New York City with two exceptional silk artists. Our commission works are displayed throughout the United States and Europe."


19R172E - Introduction to the Art of Silk Painting

June 21-23, 2019
Jamie Kirkell  7

Registration deadline is June 10


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