Original paintings & prints

Baltimore, Maryland

Announcement    Thanks for stopping by! This shop offers prints and original paintings, often blending digital and handcrafted processes.

All imagery © copyright 2020 Jay Perry. All rights reserved.


Last updated on Jul 9, 2020

Thanks for stopping by! This shop offers prints and original paintings, often blending digital and handcrafted processes.

All imagery © copyright 2020 Jay Perry. All rights reserved.


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Jay Perry


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About jayperry

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A word about me

I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia but moved to Baltimore for school when I was 18, and I've lived in that area ever since. By now, both the Blue Ridge mountains and the Fells Point piers each feel so much like home that I miss them terribly if I'm away for too long. That leaves me feeling a little restless, often.

But that sense of belonging to two places, and sometimes being caught in between, has given me an interest in different points of view. I believe much of my work-- design, illustration, and writing alike-- has grown out of that curiosity for assembling bigger stories from a lot of small details. Or at least trying.

I'm fascinated by complexity, patterns, and memory. I love reading about geology, palaeontology, and astronomy because I love the perspective of "deep time" you get from trying to imagine things that happen over millions of years. Many of my paintings begin simply with things I see on walks around my neighborhood, but as I stop to look at a rocky outcrop or a riverbank, I like to imagine how they might have formed and changed over the eons. In some sense, any innocuous pebble or leaf on the roadside can become alien and extraordinary if you can just see deep enough into its history.

These days I work primarily in a combination of traditional ink wash and digital compositing, "assembling" a final print from smaller drawings, textures, and other bits and pieces. I also occasionally do larger-scale paintings on panels with acrylic and ink, and lately I've been working on some ideas around narrative illustration and book design.

You can read more about my work, process, and other random thoughts, at my website (jayperryworks.com), or give me a shout on one of these channels:
• Twitter: twitter.com/inkpixelswords
• Facebook: facebook.com/JayPerryPaintings/
• Github: github.com/jayperryworks
• Pinterest: pinterest.com/jayperryworks/
• Pocket: getpocket.com/@j%40jayperryworks.com

Production partners

  • Archival Arts

    Halethorpe, Md.

    Archival Arts is the printer I use to produce my digital prints. They offer a wide range of sizes, work at extremely high resolution, and use high-quality paper and pigment-based, archival inks. Occasionally, they also scan my original work when it's too big to handle at my home studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 15, 2014
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Your experience as a customer is very important to me. If you are unsatisfied, I will accept a return (less shipping) or exchange. Please contact me within 3 days of receipt of your shipment to make arrangements.

If a piece has arrived in damaged condition, please contact me immediately. Please keep the original packaging materials for return shipment of the work.
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Your order will be processed within 3-5 days and shipped via USPS. Prints are shipped in a protective sleeve and bend-proof mailer (or, for large prints, in a mailing tube). I offer reduced shipping for multiple orders.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or special requests.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that color can vary from one screen to another. I do my best to accurately represent the work, but, as with any digital image, the print or original work that you receive may differ slightly, in color and brightness, from what you see on your screen.

Feedback is always appreciated and will be reciprocated. Please contact me if there are ways in which I can improve your experience in the shop.