Jeanette M. Jai Davis-Spillman
Nickname: JaeNet

Mediums: Soft chalk pastels, pencils, color pencils, and acrylic paints are just some of the mediums I enjoy using when creating my artwork.
Style: I don't really have one particular style for the works I create. My works are based on how and what I feel at the time.
Favorite Quotes: “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” and “I wish they would only take me as I am.” - VincentVan Gogh
There is no must in art because art is free.” - Wassily Kandinsky
Favorite Movies: The Ward - John Carpenter, Hop - Tim Hill, Saw - James Wan, Date Night - Shawn Levy. These are just a few of my favorite movies.

Memory. Beaver Lake in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Memory. Beaver Lake in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. © Jeanette M. Jai Davis-Spillman

I have a gift and with that gift I am able to create art. I have always had a passion for art. I love to freely express myself through my pieces. My artworks range from simple designs to more detailed and in-depth pieces. I release my thoughts and feelings through my artwork. I am attempting to find a fun way to deal with thoughts in my head and my wide array of moods. I explore and challenge the ramblings of my mind by channeling it into my work.

Please tell us about your first experience creating.

I don't remember my first experience of creating art, but I do remember what got me into art. When I was a young child, my uncle had drawn a picture of my dad sleeping on the toilet. Not only was it funny but it was also drawn very well.

What music do you like to have playing while creating art?

I like playing Rock or R&B while creating art. Depending on what mood I'm in at the time is what I listen to.

What are you trying to convey to viewers through your art?

I try to convey my inner struggle with my different moods, thoughts, and feelings in hopes that the viewers can begin to understand.

Dream Teddy. Protector. © Jeanette M. Jai Davis-Spillman

Dream Teddy. Protector. © Jeanette M. Jai Davis-Spillman

Tell us about your creative process, from the beginning of a typical piece to its completion:

My process of creating a piece would be that I do not set out to produce art about one subject or another. I never make a firm plan on what I am going to create. I express my work with randomness. I do not follow rules. I just do what looks and feels right at the time. When it all comes together and I can sit back to look at what I have created and can smile, that is when I know that the piece is finished.

What things inspire you to create art?

One of the things that inspire me to create art are the random thoughts that flow through my head. The other would be my love of art and the ability to create art.

Have you sold any of your artworks?

Yes I had sold one of my pieces to a friend who bought my piece not only because she wanted to support me but because she really liked it. I just told her I had some of my art online for sell and gave her the link to it. The next thing I knew she told me she had bought one of my pieces for herself.

How do you promote your art on the internet?

I promote my artwork on the internet using Facebook and Google Plus by posting my finished pieces.

Tell us about influences.

My random thoughts and the ability to create with freedom of expressions would be the main influence while my love for art would be the other.

The Rose. The flower of love. © Jeanette M. Jai Davis-Spillman

 The Rose. The flower of love. © Jeanette M. Jai Davis-Spillman

Tell us something interesting in your life.

Something that is currently interesting in my life is that I recently moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas with my partner and we love it. Before that my partner and I lived in Warren, Arkansas and before that we lived in St. Louis, Missouri. Before that I had lived and was born in Niagara Falls, New York. I never dreamed I would be where I am today.

Do you have an embarrassing moment in your life?

One of the most embarrassing moments in my life was when I thought I could read a map. I was trying to read a map during a roadtrip to New York from Arkansas with my partner and my job was to tell my partner when the exit was coming up and the next thing I knew we had saw the sign that read welcome to Indiana. So not only had we entered a new state and missed our exit, but my partner had also taken the map from my hands and said "This isn't going to be a stressful trip." I was so embarrassed of the fact that I thought I could not read a map.

If you could live your life over again, would there be anything you would do differently?

I just try to make most of what life has become. For the most part I am happy with my life as it is today.

What plans do you have for the future of your art?

I plan to have my artwork to be first noticed and then to be known by people and the art world.

Do you have any good advice for emerging artists?

Jeanette M. Jai Davis-SpillmanMy advice for any emerging artist is if it's something you have a passion for never let it go.

Jeanette M. Jai Davis-Spillman

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