Jay Hodgins

When you look at Jay’s paintings, you are immediately drawn in. There is an emphasis on spontaneity and great emotional intensity. Yet the paintings are very carefully planned. The art is bold – not necessarily with colour, but with painterly gestures. There is no recognizable imagery but one sees the story being told. Each painting becomes a personal journey. Jay’s paintings evoke the feeling of tranquility and stormy chaos at the same time. There is a feeling of the solitude of nature without the intrusion of objects that or reference to time. His painting style emphasizes sophisticated compositions with bursts of colour. They emote a deep talent and artistic confidence. The natural elements of the paintings seem to struggle with the more modern abstract concepts around them, to create dramatic tension. Jay’s paintings are an extension of himself and his constant creativity.