Artist of the Month - Jun & Ela JamosmosArtist Reception: June 13th, 2015 | 4-7:00pm
Jun Jun Jamosmos would say, “...Every subject I paint invokes a call to a journey that doesn’t stop with and in the canvas. For beyond I see freedom…” The freedom to create and express oneself in a visual medium is liberating for him. Jun primarily paints from life, from photographs or memories of an experience with oil or acrylic as primary medium. Jun is drawn to simple, plain objects but more than what meets the eye, he paints to find and depict deeper meaning in his subjects. His inspiration stems from the beauty of creation as well as the complexity of it whether in a familiar scene, thing or face even a stranger’s facial features. He started to draw when he was five years old and painting became a hobby while growing up. Jun is an accountant and a selftaught artist at the same time primarily by brooding over art books and magazines, visiting art museums and galleries. He has studied the technique of his favorite Swedish master painter Anders Zorn. Jun moved to Stockton from the Philippines in 1995 and settled down with his equally talented wife and two children.
Ela was born and grew up in the Philippines to a mother who exposed her to the world of arts, both theatrical and visual. She was also exposed to design so she has her own fair share of decorating, crafts and event planning in the past. The summer of 2012 was the first time she tried her hands on a brush as her husband started conducting art workshops. When Jun quit his job as an accountant, she officially became a student in his atelier. She started to love painting with a passion and loved palette knives from the day she first used them at the workshops. Ela is an expressionist and her strokes in acrylic are untamed. She loves the freedom to mess up her artwork and create something beyond what