Jay Bird Art Studio - Joshua Jay Shumake : Paintings and Artwork
Painter, woodworker, designer. Joshua grew up creating images, he devoured visual information and found beauty in the mundane, his emotions laid bare with each project. Inspired by the world around him, especially music, he has created a catlougue of work that utilizes color to express emotion and tone to express mood. Whether the images he creates are representational or abstract, the vivid and seemingly unnatural colors elicit feelings in the viewer that can harmonize with or be discordant to the image on the canvas.
As Joshua began to delve further into the realm of craft and woodwork, he found another avenue to express some of the creativity bubbling inside. Working mainly with reclaimed, reused or repurposed materials, he has developed a style that can be rustic and modern, creating pieces that rely on the inherant attractiveness of the materials used. Every piece has a feeling of handmade quality and humble beauty, equally at home in a commercial setting or in a residential setting, each piece brings comfort and style to any setting.