Jared Emerson

The Man
Behind the Work



About Jared

I was born in Michigan in 1979, as the youngest of one brother and two sisters. My parents were strong in their faith and raised me in a loving Christian home. At 19, I attended WOLBI for a year and decided then that I wanted to pursue the arts. I actually had my first studio at Poe Mill, and in 2006, I had the opportunity to be a part of Art Crossing in downtown Greenville, where my studio is currently located.



About

My Style

My art styles vary, and include charcoals, oils, acrylics, graphite, and other mixed mediums. I love to work with individuals on commission pieces, as well as live performances. My live performances range from settings such as formal conferences and expo shows to concerts and cruises. I also perform at intimate wedding receptions. These, too, are painted live.

What I Believe

My Faith Guides Me

The focus of my work is to capture the essence of what I create, whether it’s in a person, an object, or anything you can imagine or envision; I will capture it for you to enjoy for years and years. I come from a family of strong values, and I would describe my faith as a personal relationship with my Lord, Jesus. Christ has given me the strength to provide a level of intensity that pours onto my canvas at each event. Every stroke, every detail I do to the glory of God. If I didn’t believe in what I was doing, you would be able to see it in my work.


My Work has taken me to many places

Where I've Been

I have performed at these fundraisers, charities, concerts, and other events:

  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • BMW Charity Pro-Am
  • Heartstep Foundation
  • The Good News Club
  • CPC
  • Rape Crisis Center
  • Defenders for Children
  • Alex House
  • HIS Radio
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • NewSong Concert
  • Salvador Concert
  • Tenth Ave. North Concert
  • K-LOVE Music Cruise
  • and many others

Who I've Painted

Celebrities, musicians, and athletes I have painted and met include:

  • George Hincapie
  • Don Felder
  • Jerry Rice
  • Javier Colon
  • Kevin Sorbo
  • DJ Unk
  • Lucas Glover
  • Edwin McCain
  • Michael Tait (vocalist)
  • Duncan of the NewsBoys
  • Emile Pandolfi
  • Lucas Glover
  • Marcus Lattimore
  • Connor Shaw
  • Dwayne Allen
  • Tim Tebow

"My faith has given me the strength to set a level of intensity
that pours onto the canvas every time I paint"

Jared Emerson