2017 Best Artist in the Treasure Valley
ART IS LIFE/ CJ'S HOUSE OF ART
I can create anything. Right hand- left hand doesn’t matter… I have been blessed with an endless well of creativity that I can tap into for my clients to complete their vision for their house, office, or gift.
Like a machine I can morph my style to meet my clients’ wants and needs. Whatever it is, I can create it for you.
Let me bring your dreams and ideas to reality. Or perhaps there's something I have already painted or drawn that you love. There are original paintings and drawings available as well as prints of everything I have created. Don't wait though, some of the paintings only have limited edition prints...so they won't be available forever.
To live is the rarest thing in the world.
SUICIDE PREVENTION/ WORDS MATTER
Words Matter is a suicide prevention exhibit that I started in 2016. Since its initial exhibition at Meridian City Hall Initial Point Gallery, I have displayed this exhibit at over 20 locations.
The exhibit consists of portraits of victims of suicide and portraits of those who have struggled but are still here and their stories. The portraits of the victims are gifted to families through the donations of friends, family and strangers. After enough has been raised, I take the portrait home to the family and keep a copy traveling with the exhibit.
See the whole exhibit here. You can also donate there to help a family get their loved one's portrait.
ART UNLOCKED/ CJ'S HOUSE OF ART
Unlock Your Creativity with me in videos or occasional private and small group lessons. Lessons in person, with me, are very rare. These are limited and only available based on my schedule.
Why learn from me? I have received the Teacher of the Year award from three different entities. Just ask any of me former students, I rock as a teacher.
Looking for an internship? Let's Chat. Email me and see if working together is a good fit.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME AND MY WORK...
MEDIA / TV and Print
I have gotten extensive coverage for Words Matter. My art, and story, has also been published in Idaho Magazine. 2018 will bring a book by North Light Press called "Acrylic Works 5: Bold Value". This will feature one of my paintings in the "Best of Contemporary Acrylic Painting"
Go here for the links of all publications already released.
Best in Contemporary Acrylic Painting - Acrylic Works 5
Idaho Statesman's Best Artist in the Treasure Valley
Finalist in Idaho Statesman Best Gallery in the Treasure Valley
Selected in numerous Juried exhibitions. See full exhibitions list here.
3rd Place -Fusion Art Gallery International Juried Exhibition
2013 Kuna Grange Teacher of the Year
2014 Idaho Grange Teacher of the Year
2014 Kuna High School Teacher of the Year