Biography

 

     Jammey is a Southwest artist who was born and raised in West Texas. Even though she

 began sketching and painting from a very early age, she did not begin sculpting until 1982.

Since that time she has worked with stone, bronze, clay, polymer, and welded sculptures.

All of her bronze sculptures are cast using the lost wax method. In this way, all of the details in the

original are retained in the reproduction. Her sculpture is produced  in limited editions and

keeps the edition numbers low in order to retain the integrity of her work.

 

     She holds a degree in art from Texas Tech University, with graduate studies at the University of

Texas of the Permian Basin and Manhattan College in New York. She participates in both

invitational and juried shows throughout the United States. Her work can be found in both private
and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain and New Zealand.

Her welded sculpture, "Ethereal" is in the permanent collection of the Sculpture Garden of the Ellen Noel

Art Museum, Odessa, Texas.  Her commissioned bronze sculpture "Wind Spirit" is in the permanent

collection of the Seminole Jr.High School and the permanent collection of Gaines County Museum,

Seminole, Texas.  "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff," a commissioned life size bronze is in the permanent

collection of the F.J. Young Elementary School Library.  "Full Circle" is also in the permanent

collection of Seminole High School.

 

Commissioned works are accepted.

 

Artist Statement

 

     My art stems from a life long interest in Western and Native American memorabilia. I am devoted to
portraying the people, animals, culture and history of the Southwest. Studying, collecting, traveling and

exploring the historic ruins of the Southwest and Mexico have provided the foundation for my interest in

the arts and now are the sources for my unique creations. The spiritualism and mysticism of the West

are at the roots of all my paintings and sculptures. I have always loved the outdoors, and even as a child

I had an awareness of the many living creatures in my surroundings.Whether at home,with jackrabbits,

box turtles, and coyotes, or traveling and observing dolphins, eagles and bison, I realized that each is an

individual and each possess unique and individual characteristics. It is the spirit of their lives and emotions,

as well as their physical power and sensual forms that they possess, that I try to capture in each of my works.

People of the West are also very prominent in my works. Their personality combined with historical

accuracy is my goal.  I want them to be anatomically correct and evoke memories and emotions from the

viewers as they relive their own experiences and surroundings.   My work is done in a realistic style, although

I do simplify some forms so they become more stylistic.  Symbolism also plays a large part in the incised designs

on many of my animal sculptures and vessels.  My mission is to leave a part of myself and a piece of the West

 in each of my creations.

 


  Gallery Representation

 

The Signature Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

The Signature Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

The Adobe Fine Art, Ruidoso, NM

Gallery at Round Top, Round Top, TX

The Gallery at Brookwood, Brookshire, TX

 

Memberships

American Women Artists - Signature Member

American Plains Artists - Charter and Signature Member

Texas Wild Bunch - Signature Member

The American Society of Bovine Artists - Charter Member

Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX,  Advisory Board Member

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming,  Member

Seminole Arts Council, Seminole, TX, Board Member

Seminole Chamber of Commerce, Seminole, TX,  Member

Gaines County Museum Board, Seminole, TX, Board Member

 

 

 

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