About Me

I am an oil painter and book artist. I received my B.A. in Art (that's right, a Bachelor of Arts in Art. Try telling that to people) in a speedy three years, specializing in painting. I am slowly building a studio in the attic of my new (old) house, as we renovate the entire house back to its glory days.

I specialize in portraits, cityscapes, and still life. I like to use gold leaf in my work. I love paper of every kind. It's a bit of a problem. I continually choose projects, especially book projects, that are much too involved for any rational person. I study Canadian War Art.

My favorite artists are Michelangelo, Chagall, Carravaggio, van Gogh, Derain, Braque, and Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. I also love graphic novels, illuminated manuscripts (like the Book of Kells), the look of old black and white movies (especially Alfred Hitchcock and film noir), and vintage posters.
I love doing custom work, please contact me at art.jenbass@gmail.com if you're interested.