Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville.
Through the end of May, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville’s Art in the Library will feature local artist Jamie Ashlaw.
Ashlaw finds inspiration in classic American signage and vintage package design. His images are inspired by the neon tubes, typography and quirky shapes that direct us where to eat, bowl a few frames, or stay for the night.
Greatly influenced by graphic design, Ashlaw distills his layouts down to their essential characteristics. With colors as bold as the layout, the realistic portrayal of light and shadow captivates while the painterly quality soothes the senses. A combination of realistic acrylic painting and traditional sign painting techniques produce work that is vivid, luminescent, and bold.
Ashaw lives in Syracuse where he makes and teaches art.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.