Carolee Jakes


A 2008 graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, I work primarily in screenprinting, etching, and oil painting. The work for my current show, Traces of Memory, draws on both real and imagined spaces. Each painting has resulted from many revisions and each revision created a new layer of transparent color and form. Through the use of transparency, all previous layers remain part of the final product, submerged but partially visible beneath the topmost layers. I believe that every medium possesses its own magic. When I begin a project, I choose the medium most suited to the specific idea in my mind's eye. My goal as an artist is to increase my understanding and skill in each medium while being true to my vision.