"Jazz is Art, Art is Jazz"

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Joined May 2007

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Chest 36" 40" 44" 48" 52" 56"
Length 28" 29" 30" 31" 32" 33"
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Model wears a size L


  • Plain colour t-shirts are 100% Cotton, Heather Grey is 90% Cotton/10% Polyester, Charcoal Heather is 52% Cotton/48% Polyester
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Artist's Description

*I was trying to express my love of both mediums (art and jazz) with this painting.. so it’s a kind of marriage of the two. Seems to have a kind of Picasso feel to it, although unintentional. The two brushes are real by the way, and have been collaged onto the canvas.

I find a lot of correlations between art and music and I have been fortunate enough to be able to mix both pleasures for my jazz-art series “Jazz Is Art, Art Is Jazz”.*
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An exhibiting visual artist, Leith O’Malleys work is very popular on both the Australian and international front due to his successful leithomalley.com website and his high profile on overseas jazz and art sites where his “Jazz is Art, Art is Jazz” series is featured.

In recent years his work has been used to promote jazz festivals in Adelaide, Newcastle and even Moscow where his portraits of musicians were even featured on city billboards during the “Rio, Havanna & New York” jazz festival two years ago.
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He was recently commissioned by New York’s Festival Productions Inc to produce the promotional artwork for the 30th Anniversary Saratoga Jazz Festival being held in Saratoga Springs, New York in June 2007.
Leith’s artwork will feature heavily in the concert promotions including brochures and the very collectable anniversary concert t-shirts.
This years festival, sponsored by “Freihofers” will feature George Benson, India Arie, David Sanborn, Al Green, John Scofield, Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, Troy Haynes, Jean-Luc Ponty and many more.

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As far as music being an influence. It always has..I come from a very musical family and it has always been a part of all I do. I have a broad knowledge and appreciation of many forms of music, although I lean a lot more towards black music like blues and jazz. I’ve always just painted what I’m inspired or influenced by and at the moment it’s pretty much jazz…not “trad” jazz though, I can only appreciate the history in that stuff. There is actually a lot of great “new jazz” starting to get airplay on national radio, a kind of mixture of urban jazz, electronica, hip-hop and drum and bass grooves. I often find myself jumping from something like Billie Holiday or Muddy Waters to Gota, Soundscape UK, St. Germain or even a “Café Del Mar” CD in the space of a few hours. There’s a lot of great music out there..
The images? Well some of the images I produce are based on old photographs, but I like to give them my own “stamp” so they don’t necessarily look like the photo’s of course. I certainly need some reference points when it’s a portrait though, so the odd CD cover can help.
My preferences are the ones which come straight from the imagination… a rough idea, a random thought, where something is captured…..paintings or drawings that just kind of happen…they’re the ones which make it all worthwhile.
-L. O’Malley

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