Guest Artist

Jamie Kendrioski

SUMMER 2021 - Jamie is a native Ohioan who moved to Boston in 2010 with his now husband, Greg.  They live in Jamaica Plain where Jaime serves on the Jamaica Plain Artists Association steering committee and is a proud member of our vibrant arts community. 

Jamie first put paint to canvas in college and immediately fell in love.  He painted very sporadically over the past 16 years but became re-energized in 2018 with the encouragement and support of friends. While he paints mostly with oils, he has been experimenting with acrylics and enjoy aspects of each.

He almost always start a painting without knowing what will emerge. Jamie finds the most joy and relaxation in mixing colors, moving the paint around and watching forms come into being. It is an opportunity to shut out the rest of the world, get messy and have fun!

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About the Artist

Sharif Muhammad holds a BA in Graphic Design and a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. He has been a high school Technology and Humanities teacher in Boston since 2002. In 2011, he picked up a paintbrush for the first time and realized that he never wanted to put it down. Since then, he has enjoyed exploring his abilities and testing his limits. While he has experimented and excelled with many different styles and mediums, he currently paints digitally using an IPad Pro and Procreate. He believes his artistic purpose is to represent, empower, uplift, glorify and convey the emotions of black and brown people living in America. Sharif has found that art enables him to express feelings about being a black man in America that would be flattened, simplified and limited by verbal or literal expression.

About Focus Real Estate's Guest Artist Program

We firmly believe that we are Jamaica Plain community members first, and business owners second. Our goal is to host local artists and craft artisans in our space every month to help broaden our reach in the town that we love. We are actively searching for future artists. If you know anyone that would be interested, please contact us at [email protected]

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