about Jay Bastian

Jay Bastian is an impressionist painter living in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is Artist in Residence at Parkview Regional Medical Center, where he employs art-based interventions to improve mental and physical health. He has taught drawing at Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and he is a Master of Social Work candidate at Indiana University.

 

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25 thoughts on “about Jay Bastian”

  1. Jay:

    Your self portrait reminds me of a mosaic at San Vitale. It’s the eyes. You have Justinian eyes.

    I mean this as a compliment.

    — Robie

  2. loves writing stuff on here. we should get together this wed 5-13 we’re with mom

  3. I THINK YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS IN ALL THAT YOU DO! WHETHER IT BE PAINTING A PORTRAIT OR PAINTING MY HOUSE, YOU PUT YOUR HEART IN EACH AND EVERY PROJECT THAT YOU ARE CONNECTED WITH. IT IS A PLEASURE AND HONOR TO KNOW YOU. THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND….

    MARY BETH

  4. Thank-you for leaving a comment on my blog.
    I very much like your work. You seem to put down the paint in a fresh & quite loose manner which works well-I can see there is an underlying structure & thought to the composition. Your drawing ability & way of seeing is evident in the paintings.

    Who do you teach art to?

  5. I enjoy your watercolors very much, reminiscent of Turner on a calm day. Don’t know if you’re the Jay Bastian I knew in another life, but how many could there be in Ft. Wayne?

    If you are/were “Byron” know this, I live a decadent life style in Las Vegas NV and would welcome a visit from my long lost partner in debauchery. I’ll actually be in Indiana 6-13-10/6-19-10. If this IS the legendary Bastian email me-soon

  6. Hey Jay! This is Carla from your Saturday art class last spring. When and where is your upcoming art show? I love your work!

  7. Hi Carla, thanks for the nice compliment. My show starts Oct. 15th at the Langhenrich’s gallery on Old Mill Rd. I’ll be posting more about that later. How are you? Where are you working? Are you about to graduate?

  8. Hey Jay,
    I don’t know if you remember me. My name is Chris, I was the one riddling you w/ questions at Michael’s Arts & Crafts store. I want to thank you for taking the time to help me. I really appreciate that. Your gallery here is very nice. I’ve never done much painting, probably because my understanding of color is pretty weak. I’ve been reading up on color theory, trying to teach myself.
    Going back to our conversation that day, is there any way you could send me an email/note/etc on possible artistic jobs available locally? I’d prefer to do something creative for a living, but I also have to provide for my family, so I want to make sure there is work available. Do you have any advice on the issue?
    By the way, my wife was one ailse over & she recognized you from one of your workshops w/ the disabled.
    Regards,
    Chris Katt

  9. Good to hear from you, Chris. I don’t have a list of art jobs locally. I would advise you to join Artlink, enter exhibits, and watch the bulletin boards there. Often, art jobs and leads appear there.

    Kindest Regards,
    Jay

  10. LIFE ADULT DAY ACADEMY Is looking for an art teacher. The pay is horrible but the experience is great! Let me know if you are interested.

  11. Thanks for stopping by and liking my work.Your work inspires me.Good luck for everthing in life and keep up the kind work that you do!

  12. Your paintings are really beautiful. I remember meeting you through a friend while you were in Bloomington, Indiana. It’s wonderful to see your work online. Do you ever travel to art fairs or sell your work? Thanks.

  13. Hey Jay! I remember dressing up for Halloween every year, but I don’t remember the exact costumes. I think I used to love to dress up as Franz Kafka, but Jack Kerouac was probably in the mix as well. Those were very happy days. I’m so happy to find your work online. It’s really wonderful.

  14. Thank you, Joe. I am in Empire, Michigan this week. It is near Sleeping Bear State Park. We are staying in this vintage cottage that is secluded in a grove of Locust trees. I have been watercoloring here and on the beach. I will post them when I get home. Do you ever talk to Fred? I can forward his contact info if you wish.

  15. Jay! For some reason, every few years I run across you in some way or another. Glad to find you again. This time I found you through Green DogGoods Rescue. Super stoked to see your work!

    Shelly Williams
    (We used to work at the same place. I’ve been gone from there about 3 years)

  16. Hi, Jay. Are you the Jay Bastian who designed a few covers for The Ohio State University Press? I’m hoping to get a hold of some archived files, and hoping I’ve found the right person.

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