I grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. My mother claims that I was drawing before I could talk and most of my childhood was spent with pencil in hand. I studied graphic design and illustration at Shepherd College in West Virginia but actually taught myself to paint at the age of 30. My early experience as an Editorial Cartoonist for a Virginia newspaper was a good introduction into the graphic process and later jobs as an Art Director for Advertising Agencies taught me the professionalism that I try to imbue my Fine Art career with.

In 1991 I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where my career as a Fine Artist began in earnest. I fell in with a group of artists called ‘The Friends of Van Gogh’. As a group we opened 2 galleries in the north side of town and over time helped to develop that area into what today is known as ‘NoDa’, Charlotte’s premier and historic Art District.

As an Expressionist Painter I have won several awards, most notable being an Emerging Artist Grant from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte/Mecklenburg. I also owned my own gallery for a time, ‘Sanctuary Art’, which was located in NoDa and won the 2003 Critics Pick for Best New Gallery in Creative Loafing Magazine. I have exhibited my work in galleries and festivals throughout the South and have accumulated many patrons and collectors.

I currently work out of my home studio in South Charlotte where I live with my lovely wife Lisa and wonderful daughter, Elysia.

To view more of my work and to purchase originals please visit: www.jerrykirk.com

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The Art of Jerry Lee Kirk

Maria Paterson Fine Art Award
Excellence in Drawing
SoJie 25, October 2013

Sally Sargent Fine Art Award
for Overall Excellence in Fine Art
SoJie 16, June 2012
  • Joined: May 2009


Holiday Sale

I’m having a Holiday Sale of my original paintings via Facebook. Anyone interested follow this link. Thank so much! / https://www.facebook.com/events/502011789901673/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Posted about 5 years – Leave a comment

Art of the Day

I’m flattered… the ArtRadio Website and Blog named my painting, ‘The Burden of Dreams’, the Best Art of the Day and wrote a really concise and spot-on essay about the piece. It can be read here: / http://www.artradio.tv/best-art-of-the-day-12-02-2014/
Posted over 5 years – 3 comments

I Need Your Vote!!!

Friends, I recently entered a painting into a billboard contest… winners will have their art on a billboard in the Charlotte area, where I live. I was not selected in the first round BUT I am one of the finalists in the final! 5 more artists will be selected to go with the winners in the first round. I hate to beg for votes, but if you don’t mind, please take a moment, click on the li…
Posted almost 6 years – 12 comments

Proud to have my work nominated for the 25th SoJie Awards!!

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 25! / / ‘BUGSY’ / by Jerry Kirk /   /   /    Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… /   / I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 74000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 25. SoJie 25 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the…
Posted about 6 years – 45 comments
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