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Jeremy Twiss – Paintings – Commissions

Jeremy Twiss paintings mostly dating from after the Tabernacle project was completed.  All artworks on this page ©Jeremy Twiss.  Please contact Jeremy through Instagram: see ‘External Resources’ link below under the map.

Jeremy Twiss

In 2017, Jeremy Twiss, then employed as a cook at the adjacent Sweetness_7 Cafe, had no previous painting experience or art training, but Prish Moran, the owner, was impressed by some recent figure drawings, and she encouraged him to take on what turned-out to be the year-long project of single-handedly painting the interior of the […]

Prophet Isaiah Robertson

Just before her early death when he was twelve years old, Isaiah Henry Robertson’s mother received a vision that the Lord had special plans for her son. As a young man in Jamaica, she had taught him to pray for Salvation and, following Jesus’ example, he became a carpenter and built his first house without […]

Robertson Mt. Erie

At age twenty-four, Isaiah Robertson emigrated from Jamaica to Canada where he worked primarily in the construction trades. He moved from the Toronto area to Niagara Falls, NY in 2004.  The nearby Mt. Erie Baptist Church– where he is a parishioner– hired him for a simple interior renovation, but through divine intervention, the project became […]

Robertson details

At age twenty-four, Isaiah Robertson emigrated from Jamaica to Canada where he worked primarily in the construction trades. He moved from the Toronto area to Niagara Falls, NY in 2004.  The nearby Mt. Erie Baptist Church– where he is a parishioner– hired him for a simple interior renovation, but through divine intervention, the project became […]

Robertson 3

At age twenty-four, Isaiah Robertson emigrated from Jamaica to Canada where he worked primarily in the construction trades. He moved from the Toronto area to Niagara Falls, NY in 2004.  The nearby Mt. Erie Baptist Church– where he is a parishioner– hired him for a simple interior renovation, but through divine intervention, the project became […]

Robertson 2

At age twenty-four, Isaiah Robertson emigrated from Jamaica to Canada where he worked primarily in the construction trades. He moved from the Toronto area to Niagara Falls, NY in 2004.  The nearby Mt. Erie Baptist Church– where he is a parishioner– hired him for a simple interior renovation, but through divine intervention, the project became […]

Robertson 1

At age twenty-four, Isaiah Robertson emigrated from Jamaica to Canada where he worked primarily in the construction trades. He moved from the Toronto area to Niagara Falls, NY in 2004.  The nearby Mt. Erie Baptist Church– where he is a parishioner– hired him for a simple interior renovation, but through divine intervention, the project became […]

Art Environments – Northeast

Art environments are typically made by by artists working outside the mainstream of contemporary art.  Exposed to the weather and free for public viewing, the environments have little or no connection to the monetized art-object-based realm of galleries and museums.  Often the ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’, their […]

Portraits of ‘Outsider’ and Visionary Artists, 2013-2018

Often self-taught ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’.  They may not produce any ‘for sale’ art objects, their work may be too personal, or it may be intended to carry religious messages from God (for which they accept no personal credit).  Many think of themselves as being too unskilled […]

Portraits of ‘Outsider’ and Visionary Artists, 2005-2012

Often self-taught ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’.  They may not produce any ‘for sale’ art objects, their work may be too personal, or it may be intended to carry religious messages from God (for which they accept no personal credit).  Many think of themselves as being too unskilled […]

Art Environments – Overview

Art environments are typically made by by artists working outside the mainstream of contemporary art.  Exposed to the weather and free for public viewing, the environments have little or no connection to the monetized art-object-based realm of galleries and museums.  Often the ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’, their […]

Signage and Murals 2005-

A gallery of hand-painted vernacular signage and murals mostly produced for commercial establishments.  Typically, but not always, the work of professional sign painters and often humorous, these are one-of-a-kind works of street art.

Jerry Brown, Monkey Man

Jerry Brown and Django (named for the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt) perform at fairs, festivals, and special events in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.  Jerry’s website

Grottos and Shrines

Dickeyville Grotto by Father Matthias Wernerus in Dickeyville, Wisconsin Rudolph Grotto by Father Philip Wagner in Rudolph, Wisconsin Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption by Father Paul Dobberstein in West Bend, Iowa St. Peters Rock Grotto by Father Scheier in Farmer, Noirth Dakota

Religious Building Conversions

Buildings such as theaters, banks, fire stations, and storefronts repurposed to churches and mosques. Synagogues converted into Christian churches.

Architecture

American vernacular architecture and hand-painted decorations. 

Halloween Displays

These displays are mostly handmade, Randy Skalos’ Haunt on Williams Street also features vintage and custom crafted items.  Most of the displays are re-installed annually 2-3 weeks before Halloween, and are taken down the day after.