My name is Jay and I appreciate things which are… odd, surreal… a bit strange and unusual.

I read when I can, favouring short stories and weird fiction. I write fluxus poems and create doodles with funny little stories. I’m also learning to play the saw and the accordion very, very, very slowly.

I also work over at StrangeBooks.com and love to promote my other half’s books, as well as the work of other indie authors and artists.

I was born in the south of England in 1986. Drawing and painting leaves me with an odd combination of feeling calm and excited. I draw people who are experiencing all kinds of positive and negative emotions.

Chance operations play a key role in the creation of my drawings and paintings. I like to describe my pieces as doodles – images that take shape as they grow, rather than planned pictures. Pens are my favourite tools for drawing, but I occasionally paint and collage too.

Many of my drawings have short little stories that go with them. Some pieces have Gods or other spiritual elements, but most feature normal people experiencing situations and emotions faced by millions.

I love to browse art by people I’ve never heard of. The composer John Cage also brings me great creative comfort and I enjoy reading about his methods.

In 2017, my partner and I decided to give up our day jobs so that we could live anywhere and spend our days doing what we love. I went to university in 2004, which has enabled me to make ends meet through private tutoring, but my art techniques are all self-found. For years, I have created work and then kept it in a box or folder, but I’d now like to share it with more people.

I am also featured on http://www.outsider-art-brut.ch/seiten/JSn1.html



*Examining the Odd does contain some affiliate links



    1. Sorry about that! I’ve put an email address in the submissions info – I’m happy for contact that way.
      Anyway, I love your doodle things! Send any you want to share, along with any further info, links or anything you’d like included with them to examiningtheodd@gmail.com


  1. Hi Jay, thanks for visiting the Chickens Consigliere. This is one of the most unique blogs I’ve visited. Then again, you know that, don’t you Oddspecs:-) I’m off to explore a little more of what you’re up to. Thanks again.

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