Jarrett Sekosky's Solo Show
Tonight’s show featuring Jarrett Sekosky showed his style and through his work he brings vivid color and vertical lines to striking compositions. Janice Miller first introduced him to Merchant Street Art Gallery in 2015 where he attended workshops along with Johnny Small and this evening they were together again at the show. Jarrett’s show also brought together his family and friends to celebrate his work.
Jarrett’s story can be found on the website that his sister helped design and the store will have more items for sale in the future. His artwork will be on display throughout the month of August so stop by or let us know you would like to see the show by sending us a message.
Jarrett is an artist affected by autism and loves to create pieces for clients that bring vibrancy to their lives.
Since the age of three, Jarrett’s life has been affected by autism and consequently he has very little verbal communication. However, with the use of all his senses, he has excellent receptive skills and his autism does not impede his artistic endeavors.
Jarrett has always enjoyed coloring. The bolder the colors the better! He used heavy pressure, quickly wearing crayola crayons and colored pencil points to nothing. He works very intensely.
In high school Jarrett was introduced to paint and a brush. When utilizing these art media, he is not tense! His brush strokes are light and easy.
The media he uses varies from acrylic paint to water color to crayons to markers depending on which piece he is creating.
His work, in most mediums, is linear in design. Jarrett uses multiple layers smoothly blending soft pastel shades or bright bold colors. However, he does create some pieces that show his interpretation of reality that are not linear abstractions.
The process of creation begins when Jarrett picks a canvas. Then with the help of instructors, he decides on the harmonious color palette that creates a theme within each piece. He stands while using an easel to allow room for free movement and long continuous strokes that begin at the top of the canvas and extend all the way to the bottom.
Jarrett has not stated why he paints, but whenever the occasion arises, you can find him in the school art room. We believe he paints for enjoyment.
Jarrett offers one of a kind pieces already completed in his shop. However, he will also accept painting commissions if you have some specific in mind, such as a color pallet. Please contact Jarrett through the shop if you love his pieces but do not see something that fits what you're looking for in terms of colors or size.
Jarrett visiting the workshop upstairs in the Gallery where he first met Johnny Small at Merchant Street.