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 and distortions—in paint. Recently she has branched out from human to dog swimmers and to floating flowers—all showcasing her skill with playful reflections.
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. In 2019 her appears in the sports art section of Fine Art Connoisseur, July/August issue. Jamie was profiled in Artist of Utah’s 15bytes, (July 2018) in Anne Poore’s 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 its “21 under 31” issue. Her 2009 show “Making a Splash” received a full page review in the Salt Lake Tribune. She has appeared on the cover of Catalyst (July 2018), and in “AQUA”, and other pool trade magazines. Salt Lake County acquired her painting “Conversation” for its permanent art collection.
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