Thank You Jay Dampf – Rest in Peace
Jay Dampf was a very talented, versatile and inspirational artist who taught me to use watercolours and acrylics. I started art late in life, and took courses here and there with different instructors. However, when I met Jay at Cedar Ridge Creative Arts Centre in 2005, his instruction elevated my work in a very short time. I appreciated how he would allow his students to work on whatever they wanted, as easy or difficult as it might be. I worked on several Biblical scenes, landscapes, still life, and even a mosaic painting, in his class. I recall him writing the name of artist, William Kurelek on a piece of paper. He told me to look him up as my paintings reminded him of his work. He often took the time to bring in a book just to show the work of an artist that I may find inspirational.
He seemed to have this knack for making difficult art journeys seem do-able….giving his students much self-confidence in their creativity. He passed away on 12/July/20. It was a shock to all his students. I thought we would work on many more projects together. I always enjoyed his company. I’ll have to ask him to help from beyond.
Rest in Peace my friend, Denise
If you would like to visit Jay’s Memorial, please go to Forever Missed – Jay Dampf
To see some artwork I have done, as a proud go to Gallery