R.J. HOHIMER IS A PAINTER OF JAZZ AGE
ART. His jazz paintings
are stories on canvas of inspired musicians spontaneously
making music of the moment. Life in the jazz
age is clubs and nightlife beckoning
to musicians to produce jazz art through music.
R. J. creates paintings of jazz musicians,
not necessarily recognized celebrities. Rather,
he captures the total environment of jazz: The
music, the lights, the audience, the smoke, and
the jazz music. Ah, yes, the music! It is all
there-- the actual creation of jazz on canvas.
Like jazz music, R.J.’s jazz art
has a life of its own. Oil is brushed on canvas
in the same rhythmic way that a drummer’s
brushes are guided over the drum head. Colors,
like notes, are improvised at random and painted
across the canvas ending with a finished composition
that captures the intuitive process as well as
satisfaction with the final product. We revisit
our own experiences with jazz music as we enter
the world of Hohimer jazz art. The uniqueness of his art is that each time we look, we eagerly walk inside each painting. Not wanting the story to end, we imagine the next chapterwhere lovers linger on the beach and jazz bands play until dawn.
Each colorful jazz painting is available in several
formats. Of course there is the original
jazz painting which is unique and one-of-a-kind
(click on “originals” above). Art
prints are also available of all website images.
There are limited edition, signed and numbered
giclee’ prints on canvas in various sizes.
Open edition jazz poster, jazz prints, signed
but not numbered, are also available of all website
Enter R.J.'s JAZZ ART GALLERY now by
Clicking on any of the four images above.