I was always in the library, immersing myself with art books and checking out artist portfolios from the Old Masters to the Contemporary artists of today. I AM A SELF TAUGHT ARTIST. And I am so blessed to be given that talent and skill by God in the area of painting. I honed my craft basically by reading and watching other artists and painters do their thing. At 12, I won first prize at a national drawing competition which as part of the prize would have brought me to a prestigious university to pursue fine arts. I opted to pursue a business degree instead and graduated with an accounting degree. My choice of academic career didn't stop me from painting on the side as a hobby and selling my artwork that way.
Fast forward to 1995when I migrated to Stockton, CA from the Philippines. I started to show my art to the WORLD through local and regional art shows in California and the web through Fine Art America. I am a regular exhibitor at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery in Stockton. My involvement with the art community world extends to county fairs and public outreach events. In the last five years, I had the privilege of being invited at several events to paint LIVE on stage to the music of bands, vocal artists, stage performers and speakers. My artworks are in various private collections all over the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe. The blessing of a talent bestowed by our Heavenly Father has made me realize it is GIFT I cannot keep under cover or under a bushel. I am going to LET IT SHINE! I will bless the world with my paintings and provide for my lovely wife and kids.
- Jun Jamosmos (b. 1963)
"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights... "(James 1:17)
PAINTING is a "messy" business, and that's exactly why I love it. I've been getting my hands grubby with it ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil, a paintbrush and some watercolor.
1968 - The die is cast. This was the year I started drawing under the tutelage of my nanny, Yaya Ine, who taught me to draw caricatures and human profiles. I have always been fascinated by color and form so I started dabbling with crayons and water color at a young age of five. In school, I was always looking forward to my art classes and instruction. Art projects are always top of my priority with assignments. It is not wonder, I sleepwalked one night to go to the store and bought art paper, only to wake up embarrassed before a bewildered storeowner. Really. I sleepwalked and to this day I thank God I was not ran over by a vehicle on my way to the store.