Month: April 2021


Here’s why I do what I do

When I devise a concept for a new painting, I often paint without a concern too much about who may finally acquire the work. I paint the composition I am excited about and just have to put it down in paint – no matter what it may be. Some ideas just don’t get my creative juices flowing, others are so energized in my psych that I’ve got to drop everything and start right away. 

I have long since found that every piece of art finds its owner. Each piece is destined for a particular collector, whether new or established. My ‘Bow-wowie’ original has now found its home and the owners were as excited to acquire him as I was to paint him!

‘Bow-wowie has arrived! Thank you so much, he is magnificent. Can’t tell you how excited I am.  We really love your work and we have always had border collies and I’m a huge Bowie fan so it somehow seemed like destiny!  We are so delighted to own another one of your paintings.  Can’t wait to show it off to the world! Your artwork are the only originals that we own, we just love your stuff and now we really are getting a collection going.’  – L. Scarfe, UK.  

And here’s the photo of him in his new home. 

Have you found your unique original of mine yet? My work is in galleries and also available direct from my studio. Keep an eye on my store as originals often appear there and, if you’ve not yet done so, please sign up to my VIP Private Members list right now via the yellow box at the top of this site. Who knows? Maybe the work I’m painting in the studio today will be the perfect piece destined for you. 

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Hugely humbled to be featured in a 10-page profile in the latest issue of the high-brow trade magazine Magische Welt. Many new collectors in Germany, Belgium and Holland have already acquired their first print and begun their Jay Fortune art collection. Hashtag blessed! 

A nice surprise was two of my peers were contacted by the editors and asked to write about me; thankfully they were both kind. Although, I did wonder what ‘Kunst’ meant… 

The Great Unlocking begins!

Wanna play a game?

The Great Unlocking is here!

As we come out of lockdown restrictions here in the UK, I thought it would be fun to begin ‘unlocking’ some never-before-offered originals.

So, here’s how this works; The above painting – No, it’s not some new abstract😉 – is an original of mine. In the coming days, my VIP Private Members (sign up at my website for free!) will receive an email with the first piece of this puzzle removed, revealing the painting underneath. As each piece is removed the starting price will go up the value of the piece removed.

How much will you let the value increase before you acquire this original?

This original will start off at a stupidly low value (I’m over-excited about getting our freedom back obviously!) and will be offered first to my VIP Private Members in an email on Tuesday 13th April.

Who knows? You might be bagging yourself a bargain… which I may just come to regret! Ha!

And yes, I have been out in the sun; hence the ‘flushed’ look! #bringonsummer

Swiss-Army Wife?!

Click the link below to read in full! Thanks to MagicSeen Magazine for kind permission to re-publish the article here from the March 2021 issue.

Abigail McBride Interview with Jay Fortune