Wonderstruck! by John-Paul Jimenez

The Georgetown Peabody Library is pleased to host Wonderstruck! an art exhibit by John-Paul Jimenez for the months of December, January, and February. The artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds from all sales will be donated (10% will go to the library and 10% to the Essex County Greenbelt association). 

An artist reception will be held on Tuesday, January 17 at 6PM and Wednesday, February 22 at 6PM. For more information on John-Paul and his work, you can check out his Instagram account at http://www.instagram.com/out_2c_jp

Artist Statement:

Inspired by the natural world my art reaches across species & space to communicate our conscious & unconscious understandings. All images are my own. Whether from sketch to photograph, I allow nature to be my media. As an artist, I blend nature into media to form my art. You might not have guessed that I was born and raised in Queens, New York. The Met, MOMA and Museum of Natural History were a huge part of my childhood. By the time I was 13, I was regularly taking the subway to these cathedrals of human achievement and comprehension.As a student, I studied Biology and Fine Arts and graduated college as a double major in both disciplines. In the mid-90’s, I had a studio in Chelsea, NY and in the late 90’s I moved to Boston to work in exploratory medicine for small Biotech and big Pharma. 20 years later I have lived on a barrier island on the north coast of Massachusetts and watched the pace of our dynamic climate influence this region. My studio is now on a small farm in coastal Mass. My research and inspiration are outside my front door.During this time I have been so fortunate to travel around the North Atlantic from the Arctic Circle to remote islands in the Caribbean Sea. Harnessing inspiration from each voyage, hike, adventure and family gathering; I weave these experiences into word and image.