See Artist Richard Jahn’s Paintings at Burien Community Center through March

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The City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services will be presenting the works of artist Richard Jahn at the Burien Community Center through the end of March.

Mr. Jahn writes:

Most of my paintings are fairly straight-forward scenes that are part of my life. I tend to paint the most obvious things in the most obvious ways. I do however try to infuse my own personality into each painting which is something that has no specific formula… but somehow it happens.

My earliest love of art came from looking at psychedelic posters and album covers back in the 60’s. I also love the early Dutch artists and their depictions of everyday life. I hope that you see at least a little bit of these influences in my paintings.

I am self-taught; I have no desire to copy or paint like any other artist. Ultimately I want my paintings to be reflections of who I am.

I see painting as somewhat of a “Calling” that comes from somewhere higher than myself and I’ve made it a point to heed this call. It’s more than a hobby….but it is still a hobby….and I’m having a good time with it!

In addition to painting I am a 21-year veteran, full-time, professional fire fighter.

To give you an idea of his style, here are some paintings Jahn has done (click images to see larger versions):

RJ Tower of Babel

Mt Rainier 72dpi

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW and is open Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 a.m. –8 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information on Mr. Jahn’s work please go to his website:

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