About Jamie PrudenThe Story Of A Hidden Artist
Decades Of Art In The Shadows
Drawing, painting, creating art. That is my passion. I am so blessed to live a life where I can do what I love, and love what I do. I am happy that I create art that makes people smile. that gives people joy. That makes peoples heads turn and jaws drop as they mouth the word “WOW”. However,…. it wasn’t always that way. In order for you to truely see me as the artist I am today, I must tell you of the circumstances that made me who I am.
It all started in 1972. I was 7 years old. In 2013, 40 years later… I went public with my art. I had 20 drawings. Now I have over 500 works of art. I have my own company. I sell world wide. To all of you creative minds out there…. shine… shine…shine… – Jamie Pruden
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of having this talented man create one of his masterpieces of me at my craft. I’ve watched the work he has produced over the past few years, and I’m totally inspired by his work ethic and creativity. I am looking forward to seeing what’s to come. Don’t stop Jamie, keep
What I Do
Photography | Art Crossovers
As an artist who loves to delve into the world of fantasy, It is a wonderful ability to do this for my fans and friends as well. By taking photos of people, and then painting digitally onto the photos to change the world within the piece. I am able to send you into your own world of imagination, or place you together with family, pets, and possessions. Also a very touching tribute can be made for those loved and lost.
As long as I can remember, I have loved the pop culture around me. as a child I loved the wolfman, Frankenstien, the mummy, and Dracula. It was the cool makeup that drew me in. the incredible castle and graveyard sets of old. I loved spending a Saturday afternoon at the local cinema, watching swashbuckling pirate movies, or Godzilla trampelling down a city. I would stay up late on Friday nights to catch all of the Planet of the apes movies. Star Trek and Star Wars, were great escapes to different worlds for me. I loved the small screen to. Time tunnel, Happy days, Mork and Mindy… all of it. If I wasn’t swept away by small and large screens, it was the panels withing comic books. It was one thing to see and read these adventures, but that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to create adventures with my favorite heroes and foes. When I create fan art, sometimes its a simple portrait homage. but what I REALLY love is taking the characters and instead of drawing them as YOOU see them in a movie still or fan magazine picture.. but instead, create my own way of showing the character in their eement.(and sometimes OUT of their element. I want to create pictures that show the character that you Identify with, in a setting you havent seen before, but when you see it… it hits home.
Aside from creating pieces influenced by T.V. and movies, I have always loved the opportunities to open my imagination and create from my own mind. My passion for horror, science fiction, and fantasy would constantly have me daydreaming of faraway planets, castles, monsters, elves, spaceships, and alien beings…I always thought that painting landscapes and still life was limited. What you saw in front of you, is what you painted. With fantasy art… there was an entire universe of imagination to paint from. My happiest moments in life were the moments I escaped into my imagination. My invisible childhood friends, the adventures we shared in my head. This form of art gives me the opportunity to share those adventures and characters with you. Someone once said “I would love to spend just 5 minutes inside your head”….. careful what you ask for.
Meet the Artist…
Calgary Expo – April 25 – 28 / Edmonton Expo – September 20 – 22, 2019 /
- Come meet me in person! (Booth number and location TBA)
- I will have a 10’x10′ vendors booth! All of my portfolio books will be available foryoy to look through, as well as framed pieces on display!
- Your chance to have an originalpencil sketch done rightbthere at the booth and hand signed! Alsoall of my works of art available for you to purchase!
Edmonton Art Battle (Dates TBA)
- 12 Local artists compete in three 20 minute rounds of speed painting!
- In each round, the artists must paint an 18x24 acrylic painting in just 20 minutes. Audience vote on the best work.
- A great night out to see some very talented artists create incredible works of art. Music and fun! NO MINORS! (All art goes up for auction as well!)
- I will be competeing in the next Art Battle, Saturday Feb 16, 7:00P.M. at the Yellowhead Casino! $25 admission