Jamie Chase is a photographer, graphic designer and self-taught artist. She recently moved to Central Texas and became a member of the Wimberley Valley Art League. She worked for several years in news design and marketing and started her own business specializing in photographic retouching. Her current medium of choice is acrylic and most of her paintings are figurative, particularly focused on portraiture as an extension of her long-term fascination with the human face and form. Her painting "Brown-eyed Girl" recently took Best in Show at the Wimberley Valley Art League's Fall 2013 Juried Exhibit.
Art is, and always has been, a part of who I am. I see beauty in the world around me. Each face, place and object tell a unique story and I feel driven to capture and retell them. As a student of culture as well as an artist, it is my goal to use art as a tool to document people, places and ways of life and share them with the world. A multitude of factors set each of us apart from each other and yet we are in so many ways the same. At any given moment, each unique individual is made up of all of their past experiences, their joys and pains, triumphs and tragedies, while simultaneously containing the spark of infinite potential. It is in this dichotomous moment that the intrinsic beauty of an individual’s soul lies. I seek out a glimpse of this personal character, to capture it and reflect it back to the world.