February 8 Jake Linkowski Multi Media Artist
March 8 Ylli Haruni Oil Painting
April 12 Jennifer Koury Watercolor
May 10 TBA Critiques
Art has always been a part of Jake Linkowski’s life. It all started when he was a child just sketching with a crayon, and has evolved into his passion for art as an adult.
Unlike most artists, Jake is not inspired by an artist, movement or time period. Instead, places he has seen inspire him to capture it on paper or canvas, re-creating these images in realism with charcoal or by painting with oils. His artwork ranges from the beautiful landscapes of the southern tier of Western New York to the inside of an old apartment. Not everything has to be beautiful to spark Jake’s imagination. Each painting has a story behind it, whether it is influenced from childhood memories or if it is from a certain emotion that sticks. Recently, Jake has also been challenging himself with portraits of people and pets.
Jake Linkowski’s art training earned him an Associates Degree from Niagara County Community College, as well as a Bachelors Degree from Buffalo State College, both in Fine Arts. He works both in the field and a home studio. You may have seen his work at the Lewiston Art Festival, The Niagara Arts and Culture Center’s Biannual Exhibitions, and at many other venues that call for artwork. His is also a Resident Artist at River Art Gallery. His goal is to continue to be inspired by the world around us, and to create artwork that represents the significant people, places, or things in his life.