1977 -  Oil Painting Youth Competition Texas 
1979 - 1st place Pastel Youth Competition Texas
1981 - One Year Exhibition at Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas 

1986 - UNT Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Graphic Arts Technology and Fine Art
2005 - 2nd place Texas State Art Competition 
2010 - Honorable Mention Santa Fe, NM

2014 - Art Gallery representation Detroit, MI
Art on Display at the following locations:

Plano Medical City Hospital - Plano, TX (2016)
Parkland Hospital - Dallas, TX (2016) 

Swedish Medical Center - Englewood, CO (2017)
Merit Health Central - Jackson, MS (2019)
Kendall Regional Medical Center - Miami, FL (2019)

This is not your typical "Bio". I was classically trained in The Fine Arts since my youth and after graduating UNT, I commissioned artwork by creating animal portraits.  The realism paintings seen here always required this base knowledge.  My mother was an artist.  She allowed me to attend professional art lessons with her regularly throughout my youth.  I competed in many local, state and regional artistic competitions.  Art is my passion!  Although I truly enjoy the realism painting creation process, I have found that it limits my creative juices from flowing allowing me to dive deep into making art that is uniquely different.  I strive to create art that "gives back".  For example, I sometimes make paintings with high levels of texture that visually impaired individuals can feel the artwork and tell what it is, so I make indiscreet Braille on those paintings stating what the painting is....such as Orange Fish or Tall Trees.  Those paintings are coated with clear coat epoxy.  Touching is encouraged, and that's not something you hear when talking about Fine Art. I always try to provide color, depth and clarity with expressionism layered throughout.  For the most part, the art you'll see on this page was done with Pastel, Oil and/or Acrylic paint typically on stretched canvas showing mostly realism artwork. I am available for gallery representation and speaking engagements concerning The Healing Power of Art.  Let me know if any are of interest and I will be happy to discuss the artwork or if needed, recreate any paintings.   Thank you for letting me share this brief and unusual Bio.  For more details, see the "About the artist" tab above.   Thanks, JT Hall

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