Jamie with “Conversation” which was purchased for the Salt Lake County Art Collection

Jamie Wayman knows water. A competitive swimmer for the U of U who turned her focus to art, her paintings have a unique authenticity. Still swimming at the master’s level, and now raising water-loving kids, she captures water’s visual magic—ripples, reflections, distortions—in paint.


Jamie Wayman completed her BA in painting and drawing at the University of Utah. She won a number of honors during her studies, including the distinguished Ethel Armstrong Rolapp award. HORNE Fine Art has featured the range of her work since 2003, including not only large and small oil paintings but also etchings and woodcuts.

Wayman continues to receive local and national attention. Her work is featured on the cover of CATALYST Magazine’s July 2018 Issue. She was recently profiled in the June 2018 issue of Artist of Utah’s 15bytes, in the article “Dialogues in Water.” Salt Lake Magazine identified her as an artist to watch and Southwest Art named her as one of the country’s important emerging artists in “21 under 31.” The Salt Lake Visitor’s Bureau spotlighted a work in its Spring/Summer 2007 Visitor’s Guide. Her 2009 show “Making a Splash” received a full page review in the Salt Lake Tribune. She has also appeared in “AQUA”, and other pool trade magazines. The Salt Lake County Art Collection has acquired one of her delightful paintings.

Wayman’s works have been widely collected in Utah as well as nationally and are featured in private collections from California to Florida.


“Painter, swimmer captures water’s allure” – Salt Lake Tribune

“…beautiful, whimsical works that distort everyday poolside scenes” – City Weekly

“Her paintings evoke a distinct serenity…her attention to water, light, and skin tones make each piece strongly emotive and tranquil.” – Salt Lake Magazine