“Award winning artist Jay Salton has a passion for creating digital artworks. Jay Salton began his love affair with digital art at a very early age. His desire and resolve to learn as much as he could, led him to Qantm College in Brisbane, where he graduated with a Diploma of Interactive Digital Media. From there, Jay quickly gained recognition by exhibiting on various websites such as View Bug, Deviant Art & Displate.
Using powerful high-end technology, Jay will focus on large format fine art. Here he wields his imagination, strength and grace, turning out images that bespeak his love of digital fantasies and author Robert Bradbury’s tales of the Matrioshka brain.
His detailed works transport the viewer to another dimension, where trans-humans live out their wildest fantasies.”
Caloundra, QLD: New Media Artist Jay Salton is running a fine art exhibition crowd funding campaign in January 2016 to help raise funds and awareness for people who suffer from Schizophrenia. 10 percent of each sale will be donated in the fight against Schizophrenia.
“Even though I am an artist that creates surreal and abstract worlds that bring my imagination to life in new and creative ways, there was a time I had no creativity and was even fearful of my own shadow.” – Jay Salton
Jay’s artistic pursuits started at a young age when he dreamed of creating worlds and realities of his own. When he discovered digital art he was given the tools to turn his childhood dreams into a reality, but all that ended when he turned to drugs at the age of 16, which inevitably spiraled him down the wrong path.
In his darkest hour he was lost and was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 18. Terribly freighted of the world, it wasn’t until his Uncle gave him a job at his glass studio that Jay found a slither of hope. Jay became an assistant glass blower learning a 2000 year old craft and finally found himself developing his passion for art again. Feeling the need to fill his excitement, Jay decided to return to his fascination of creating digital art, learning the ropes on Photoshop, 3Ds Max and Bryce to express his creativity and find peace in his world.
“The complex brain disorder affects about 1 in a 100 or between 150,000 and 200,000 Australians. It usually begins in late adolescence or early adulthood and does not spare any race, culture, class or sex. Ten per cent of people with schizophrenia commit suicide.” – Via Better Health Vic
Jay has created the Indiegogo fine art exhibition to raise funds and awareness for people who suffer from Schizophrenia. 10% of each sale will be donated to help find a cure for Schizophrenia. He will be selling limited edition books and fine art prints starting at $1 up to $2449.
Hey I’m Jay I’m an artist who loves to create things that are out of this world. My artworks are inspired by galaxies and psychedelic dreamscapes. I find great joy in transporting the view to new dimensions where anything is possible.
My artworks are about escapism. I paint landscapes and portraits to take people’s minds off of the madness of the world.
My creativity helped me get through depression and psychosis. I recreated myself through painting and my artworks can be seen as a story. A journey from darkness to light, from insanity to sanity through the psychedelic experience.
There are many things in my life I could be sad or angry about, but I try not to let them get me down. By looking at my paintings and reading about the experience behind each one, you can find a positive message of hope.
I paint because it’s the only way I can express myself fully and be happy with whatever life throws at me. It also makes me feel good to know that there is someone out there who will look at one of my paintings and connect with it on a deep level.
I believe that creativity is one of the most powerful ways to heal the soul. By creativity, I mean all those things that bring us joy and satisfaction and make us feel good about ourselves: dance, music, painting, poetry, writing, photography.. too many to list here. If you’re going through hard times the best way to heal is to be creative, whatever that means to you — whether that is singing, playing an instrument, drawing or writing or even just reading. If it is something creative and you need to do it then do it!
My mission is to create colourful art and share it with the world. I want to make a difference in the lives of others that might be going through dark times. I want to give everyone hope that they can get through their problems, even if they are really hard. I hope my art inspires others to create and in the process of creation they can heal too.