Ross D. Jahnig
At the age of fifty two, Ross D. Jahnig is a graduate of the "School of Visual Arts"located in New York City. Spending four years he has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree."Living and working in NYC is like no other experience any person can have especially as an artist". While attending school he learned much about painting and the visual arts from professional artists such as John Button, Jack Potter, Sam Martine, Michael Loeb and others. I look back at my time in NYC as a foundation on which to build my artistic career. After graduating school in 1982 Ross returned to his home town of Rumson on the Jersey Shore. Having been active in showing work, he is a member of local arts organizations such as the New Jersey Art Alliance, The Guild of Creative Arts, and The Printmaking Council of N.J. Enter many competitions and winning many awards. Ross has also been represented by several local art galleries and art representatives. As a result he has sold many paintings and prints to private art collectors. Three of his paintings were bought by Bell Labs of New Jersey's corporate art collection. Wanting to expand and gain exposure Ross also has paintings on loan to the "Art in Embassies Program". Three paintings were put on exhibit at the American Embassy in Dublin Ireland a country which he was fortunate to have visited. Painting in oils scenes from the Jersey shore and landscapes, "I have spent the last two years working on a series of seascapes. Spending time at the "Sandy Hook National Park", which has been a great deal of fun while having the chance to put down on canvas my feelings for the shore area. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed creating it."
I have always been involved in the Arts. I think that having this gift of being creative is one of the most important aspects of my life. I like the idea that something positive can come from the spirit and be made real, to be shared with others. My idea of good art is art that has a positive effect on the viewer in a way that makes for a better mood.