Piece description from the artist
“Over The Couch” was the first work completed in my New York studio. I’d just moved into the space, and still in the middle of assembling furniture, hanging shelves, and setting up the space.
I’d originally planned to begin painting the following week, but inspiration struck at 2 am, and I knew I had to create something. Since I did not yet have any spray paint (my preferred medium for portrait work), I decided to use the materials I had on hand – acrylic paints.
Normally, I work in this abstract style using acrylic paint to create backgrounds for my portraits. Every once in a while, as was the case with “Over The Couch,” the background ends up feeling like a completed piece. The next day, I hung it over my studio couch, which is where the piece got its name. The combination of warm tones remind me of fall, and the bright blue splatters make me think of rain, and together it makes me feel calm and inspired at the same time.
Blake Jamieson is a pop artist from San Francisco, California. His vibrant pop art portraits are inspired by street art. Jamieson has painted portraits for over 150 professional athletes and celebrities, including Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers), Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent), Rick Harrison (Pawn Stars), and more.
Jamieson’s collectors span the globe, with works in the US, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Dubai, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Jamieson recently moved to Manhattan, NY, and set up a second art studio in Long Island City. In his NY studio, Jamieson hosts a monthly cocktail brunch and open studio. Email email@example.com if you’d like to be invited to the next event.