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Jay Herndon

Jay Herndon (b. 1957, San Francisco, CA) and is of Native American heritage. He has been a studio artist at Creativity Explored II since 2004. Herndon attributes his artistic talent to being raised in a family of artists and writers. His mother, a practicing artist, says that he showed skill in drawing as a young child.

Herndon’s pen and ink, charcoal drawings, and oil pastels are incredibly detail-oriented. He says his process involves examining the shape and form of his subject, sketching out a composition, and then later adding color. He prefers to draw from reference materials and works very slowly, meticulously translating what he sees to paper, with almost microscopic intensity. The short, sketchy lines that Jay favors, endow his drawings with energy and staccato movement. Herndon says he likes working in the collective studio environment at Creativity Explored, because he draws inspiration from other artists’ work.

Herndon has been featured in over twenty exhibitions at Creativity Explored. 

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Samples of Herndon's work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
Pass Away - Dia de los Muertos Altar, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
Ripe, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
StereoTYPE, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Shoerageous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
INK, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
For the Birds, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2012
Are We There Yet?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
"Science" Fiction, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Inscriptions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
TV and Me, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
INsects INsectos, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Super Heroes Super Villains, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Naked, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Gesture, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA