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Jesse Barnes

Nov 29, 2018

At the age of ten a young boy named Jesse Barnes sold his first oil painting to the principal at this elementary school.  Since that time, with the support of many loyal patrons, Jesse has become one of the country’s most renowned artists.  Dubbed The Light Painter, Jesse Barnes has been painting professionally for over forty years, during which time he has painted everything from individual portraits to wildlife to landscapes.  Currently, however, Jesse’s paintings center mainly around early American nostalgia themes with an emphasis on lighting effects.


In 1983, Barnes released his first limited edition collectors print entitled The Night Before Christmas.  Since that time, Jesse Barnes has taken us on a magical journey back through time from a snowy 1800’s train depot; to the corner café; to a seaside lighthouse providing safe passage to the harbor; to a country carnival; and home for the holidays.


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Jesse Barnes, renowned as "The Light Painter," has commemorated the 500th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree. "The Spirit of Christmas" portrays the tradition of the decorated tree as an iconic, yet beautiful symbol of Christmas. The tradition of decorating Christmas trees has been around since 1510 and has grown vastly more popular in the last 500 years. 

 "We are proud," said Jack Scharr of Fine Art Ltd., "to be working with Jesse Barnes on this special commemorative, limited edition. Especially since it brings Jesse back again to the holiday theme that launched his incredible career in 1983 with the release of his very first edition entitled", "Night Before Christmas". 

 "The Spirit of Christmas" is considered to be once of Jesses best paintings celebrating the 500th anniversary of the decorated Christmas tree. This is a great addition to any collection and has been kept to a limited amount printed. These prints make great holiday gifts and bring light into any room.