Who are Soundkeepers?

People have asked what are “Soundkeepers”. Well, for now, they are the collection of portraits that I have produced.

Anyways, I had focused on creating content using my social media channels, mainly via Instagram to connect with my colleagues and friends, but now that my website is up and running properly, I will posting my content here. Please follow me on my social media channels and be notified when I add new content here. You can also get on my exclusive email list from my secure contact page. https://jesoundkeepers.square.site/contact-us

What’s New?

My Stories are updated weekly, at least once a week — before 9 A.M. Sunday morning ET.

Original Paintings for Sale

Selected studies are available to you at a very responsible price as I am test driving my secure online website. Each of these paintings are unique, painted from live models–mostly from NYC. I invited you to own your piece of NYC history! You can view more of them from my shop‘s Oil Sketches & Deals section.

Lydda - 9" x 6" inches

Lydda – 9″ x 6″ inches

$300.00

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Clark - 12” x 9” inches

Clark – 12” x 9” inches

$200.00

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Bjerknes - 9” x 12” inches

Bjerknes – 9” x 12” inches

$300.00

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Lydda - 9" x 6" inches

Lydda – 9″ x 6″ inches

$300.00

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Painting People

Our views are influenced by what we observe and see. Being surrounded by people–and paintings of them–from all around the world is a reminder of how diverse and beautiful our world really is.

  • Apollo
  • The Wall, An oil painting by Je, a Figurative Artist base in NYC
  • Friday Night in NYC - 23 April 2021
  • Satoshi

Student Salons 2022

Student Salons 2022

The Art Students League of New York
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 2nd Floor
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

April 25—30, 2022

Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 am–9 pm
Saturday, 10 am–3 pm

Artist Statement

All day I dream about painting Soundkeepers. They are the main subjects in the collection of portraits and figurative paintings that I have produced. I have thought of Soundkeepers long ago, and they are no longer just a figment of my imagination, but now a physical collection of paintings.

We live in a world where we are connected to one another digitally: we text our loved ones; we see them through a small window on our phones–but, we are often physically disconnected. I paint portraiture to help me reconnect with the physical world in a meaningful way, while looking for ways to rewire digital experience so the physical works and representations can be better searched and found.

Past Exhibitions

2021 Holiday Art Sale

The Art Students League of New York
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 2nd Floor
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

December 14—24, 2021

Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–8:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM–3:30 PM

Uptown Art Stroll

Northern Manhattan’s Annual Art Festival

Group Exhibition
May 2020

THE SOHO ART SHOW

Exhibited 3 paintings along with the works by artists below.

Group Exhibition
Saturday, October 12, 2019, Noon to Midnight

FEATURED ARTISTS
Links to known artist websites that I managed to find.

Lee Vasu, Janet Cook, Billy Seccombe, JeMichael BergtPatricia WatwoodVincent GiarranoJohn WellingtonTyler HughesSusan LizotteGulsum KeskinogluEvan GoldmanNicole AlgerKristinaViorica Ghetu-VuonoSherri WolfgangStefano Losi, Anthony Giordano, Francis Nguyen, Doug Wheeler, Jason Fox, Shannon McDonald, Elena Zlotescu, John Poblocki, Michael Raucheisen, Kathleen McSherry, Czashka Ross, Michelle Saiyed, Hipolyt Jazwiski, and Sakshi Talwar,


RED DOT Winner Exhibition

Group Exhibition
August 3 – December 31, 2020

The Art Students League of New York

Group Exhibition
May 2020

DACIA GALLERY NYC ARTIST RESIDENCY EXHIBITION
Painting from Life

DACIA GALLERY NYC ARTIST RESIDENCY EXHIBITION

Exhibited my paintings along with the works from talented artists. For detail, visit DACIA GALLERY

Group Exhibition
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Many of my portraits that were painted from life are now on sale through a secure website. There are only limited supply of original paintings, so get them while they last. — I have been uploading additional works here starting in July 2020.