Jeremy Bortz “Red Striped”
8 x 8 inches, acrylic on canvas
Jeremy Bortz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1965. After graduating from school, he pursued a career as an artist, photographer, picture framer and entrepreneur. Bortz immigrated to Canada in 2000, and pursued his career as an artist. He now resides in the Ontario area and maintains an art studio from his home.
I am the sole creator of each of the acrylic paintings. To maintain the highest standards of quality, I personally perform all of the creative aspects involved in my work, without the use of apprentices or assistants. I use high quality acrylic paints due to their resilient qualities and their ability to retain a rich colour. I also use paint brushes that are suitable for acrylic paints; as well as other utensils that provide unique textures and effects. These techniques allow me to achieve a depth and “activity” that is a hallmark of my works of art. The subject matter of my works originates from my imagination. My choice of colour is often inspired by various influences such as the weather, the seasons, or my mood at the time of painting.