the art of jaime barks
Jaime Barks grew up roaming the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Those countless hours she spent wandering the woods as a child are evident in her work. She currently lives and works in southeast Tennessee and has a strong naturalistic element in her paintings. She shies away from realism in favor of art that focuses on symbolism to convey complex feelings and emotions through imagery of trees, nature and the sea. She loves to capture her daily life through paintings and sketches. Jaime has two public art installations in Cleveland, TN. She also teaches classes and workshops. Most days you can find her outside or at work in her studio in downtown Chattanooga.
Jaime loves to share snippets of her art and life on Instagram. You can find her at @jaimebarks.