Month: May 2021


Apparently, it’s relaxing

Well, that’s what collectors tell me. Watching me paint in the studio has a calming effect. Despite the video being without sound, I do often play chilled music… interspersed with a bit of rock, metal and opera! 

The latest video to be uploaded to my fledgling YouTube channel features me painting one of my ‘hobby’ artworks. By ‘hobby’ I mean that it is a painting of a magician. As an ex-pro performing magician, I sometimes like to paint magicians from yesteryear. Strange when your hobby is also your job, but such craziness makes my world go happily round. That and the drugs of course (yesterday it was Haribo cola bottles). 

Here’s a direct link to the video. Enjoy – oh, and if you like it, please be a peach and subscribe. As I say it’s early days for the channel… it’s not yet in nappies. Share away! 

Free ebook!

I’ve recently written a nifty little ebook which will take you roughly the time it takes to enjoy a brew and slice of cake to read. In it, I describe my 6-Simple-Steps to starting your own Fine Art Collection. Many people wonder where and how to begin collecting fine art. I cut through the noise and teach you how to go about finding out what you’d like to collect and how best to acquire it. 

Dive in and enjoy!

Read it here: Jay Fortune’s 6 Simple Steps ebook 

I was finally persuaded…

I was finally persuaded! After many collectors enjoyed my recent Tommy Cooper time-lapse video which was part of the Magic Circle’s online celebration of Tommy. The artwork was filmed and sped-up, so you can have a glimpse over my shoulder as I create the original drawing in charcoal. It’s like watching me on acid! Such was the reaction and messages from collectors who wanted more like this, I’ve now launched my YouTube channel. (Pause for Hoorah’s.) I will upload more videos, glimpses from new projects and talk about works in the coming weeks.