For David Jayne, painting is a deep and emotional process of capturing what is seen in an instant or a moment. He experiments with new color formation.  What is done with color in one area of the painting continues, and flows throughout the painting.  Jayne’s work demonstrates an ability to create small insignificant variations of color that flow from one area to another. When one looks closely, the full impact of his compositions comes to the surface.  His mind works with a sphere of ideas from the completely outrageous to the Why not?

In the end good painting, like good music, sculpture or poetry, captures the essence of a certain aspect of life and brings it to the forefront.  Looking back over the previous twenty six years, Jayne has produced work in several different series. These painting come from an eye opening experience in 1984. While working in landscape maintenance, he saw spectrums of color in patches of lawn.  Since then, Jayne has not looked back. He works on multiple paintings at a time, during which the composition will change, as Jayne’s experiment with grass-like strokes continue.

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About The Gallery

Mavi Contemporary Art showcases fine art, paintings, sculptures, glass, photography, and original prints from a select group of contemporary artists. With the remodel, the front vault is now available for installation pieces as well. Sculpture now has a stronger focus in the gallery already considered a “must see” in Tacoma. Mavi and Elizabeth plan to support the work of local artists in addition to bring in artists from around the world.