Born 1956 Cooroy QLD Australia. Jay has always had a relationship with the Australian environment, both in the oceans and seas that embrace the coastal regions and bush. Its strangeness, vastness and the oddities characterised by its unique flora and fauna. With a background in hand painted restoration and graphic design, these skills have led to a natural inclination and desire to paint.
Self taught, Jay's rich imagination is often expressed through his versatile use of line and colour. The consistent use of outline in Jay's paintings come from his fascination with the concepts that all objects, even those viewed as inanimate are actually living and as such retain an energy. In regards to this, through the outlines inclusion, Jay contains the energy of the subject matter with his paintings. Jay's expansive yet defined colour palette is a direct response to the frequencies of the environments, landscapes and creatures seen and unseen that populate his works. Jay further sees the finished artwork as a living entity and an active extension of the subconscious.