Artist Bio
Jerry Weems has been an artist all his life. From the time he was a child he has always gravitated toward classical painting. While growing up in rural Mississippi with modest means, visiting art galleries and museums was not possible. However, his grandmother had an old Bible that was tattered and worn, but containted a plethora of religious paintings such as masters as Caravaggio, Michelangleo, and Leonardo da Vinci. He would sit for hours flipping through the torn pages with pencil and paper in hand, trying to capture the likeness of the paintings. As a result he became even more fascinated with classical paintings. Although his art is based on this style- he also paints in a self described childlike style that allows him greater freedom of expression. His art is a reflection of past experiences and everyday life.

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