Jay Herres works in a variety of mostly two-dimensional media, including oil, charcoal and pencil. His work spans an equally broad spectrum of styles, from realistic portraiture to illustrative pastiche to bright-hued natural textures. He says his main goal as an artist is to produce unusual and creative work through a process of discovery and invention.
Born in Middletown, New York, Herres grew up frequenting New York City’s museums, which fed an early interest in art. He studied under the artist Elaine Sinnard in his teens, and went on to earn a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Herres’ work has been displayed across Tampa Bay, including at the Salt Creek, Adrian Howard, and Lynn Merhige galleries.