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Every Artists Journey Starts Somewhere


Oregon (C) 2012 Jeremy Raglin

Every artist got started in the world of art somewhere. For Picasso he started when he was just a little boy, for Matisse he started in his late twenties when due to illness he got started in artwork and his life was changed forever.

As for me, well, my passion for artwork started in 1994 when at the age of 17 I had to take an elective class for my senior year of high school, I decided to choose art over Spanish and I was hooked ever since.

Why Do I Love Art?

Art for me has been the one constant thing in my life that’s traveled with me through the ups and downs of my life and been my companion as I’ve gotten older, married and was blessed with two little girls (now ages 2 and 3).

Tulips (C) 2012 Jeremy Raglin

Now as a thirty something dad with a career, marriage and two kids one would think that it would be the smart thing for me to quit creating art and focus on the tasks of day to day life but funny enough, I’ve never felt the desire to create more than ever before.

Daily Inspiration All Around Me

I’m inspired by things that I see all around me from the sunsets that I enjoy from my home in Nevada to common things around my house. I first got the idea to start creating paintings of everyday objects from Mannny Farber, a great writer and artist who loved adding everyday objects like toy trains into his paintings.

Manny Farber

Once I realized that everything I saw could be a still life I couldn’t stop creating new paintings and felt the drive to work on my artwork even after long days at my job.

Dads Tool Cabinet (C) 2012 Jeremy Raglin

I’ve never shown my artwork to anyone but friends and family members but I am fortunate enough that anyone who’s seen my artwork loves it and has inspired me to continue on.

These days I try to create one new piece of artwork per week and even though space is a premium in a home with two toddlers I still like to create big paintings that my wife loves to hang on the walls of our home.

Arizona (C) 2012 Jeremy Raglin

I hope to one day have the opportunity to show my artwork in a gallery and be able to network with other artists but as for now, I look forward to sharing my work with you on this blog and hopefully connect with other artists around the world.