My paintings are serendipitous discoveries revealed through a process of open-minded experimentation. There are no accidents on my canvases, only coincidences. Perhaps Robert Motherwell of the New York School put it best: "In the brush doing what it is doing, it will stumble upon what one couldn't do by oneself."
It is my belief that the most important task ahead of us is to find our joy and share it with others. My interest in painting has evolved into a passion and here I share it with you. Joseph Campbell wrote, “Follow your bliss.” So that’s what I’m doing.
I approach my craft with a method of intuition. I let things happen. My body of work demonstrates persistent efforts to grow in the art form and each paintings is a genuine reflection of my heart. My paintings are emotive, evoking the viewer’s feelings rather than being neutrally or objectively descriptive. They stir the imagination.
Titles are important to me as they hint at how I interpret the works. Each of my paintings unveils a meaningful narrative to me. However, I encourage you to find your own stories in my pigmented expressions.
Jay Exon began flourishing a brush painting scenery for the theater during his apprenticeship with noted set designer Richard Ellis. In 2015, Jay began painting full-time and soon developed a career as an independent artist. Though his abstract style is a departure from that of his formal training, he brings to each work a sense of theatricality.
Jay lives and works in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Curve Gallery: SEPT-OCT 2018 (Muskogee, OK)
Landon Thomas Designs: JUNE-AUG 2018 (Tulsa, OK)
Art Live, The Meridia : FEB 2018 (Tulsa, OK)
Plein Air Pop-Up, West Elm: FEB 2017 (Tulsa, OK)
Michael Brothers Hair: JUNE-NOV 2016 (Tulsa, OK)
Members Exhibition, Living Arts: FEB 2020 (Tulsa, OK)
Holiday Art Show, Joseph Gierek Fine Art: DEC 2020 (Tulsa, OK)
Impressions of Landscape, Landon Thomas Designs: DEC-JAN 2019/20 (Tulsa, OK)
Canvas and Dance, Skiatook Arts Center: OCT 2019 (Skiatook, OK)
2019 Parade of Homes: JUNE 2019 (Tulsa, OK)
46th Annual Designer Showcase, Harwelden Mansion: MAY 2019 (Tulsa, OK)
Yin and Yang, Chrysalis Salon: MAY-JUNE 2019 (Tulsa, OK)
Fresh Oklahoma 2019, Landon Thomas Designs: FEB-MAR 2019 (Tulsa, OK)
Abstracted, Tulsa Artery : JAN-FEB 2018 (Tulsa, OK)
Kindred Art Show: NOV 2017 (Jenks, OK)
Contemporium, Skiatook Arts Center : AUG-SEPT 2017 (Skiatook, OK)
Decopolis Fine Arts Show: NOV-DEC 2016 (Tulsa, OK)
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition