Jay Fortune is an internationally acclaimed artist, creating stunning artworks that capture instantly the hearts of viewers. Besides, arts and magic are so interlinked in his life. Jay has enjoyed success as a professional magician in his past years making a full time living out of it. Always restless and always adventurous, he has got himself involved in writing, directing and producing a series of successful projects, hosted his own radio shows across London and worked as a consultant on BBC's magic programmes.
His 18-year successful career as a magician has definitely influenced Jay's painting style, by bringing vibrancy, contrasting colours and a rare freshness to all modern cliches. At the same time, it has influenced the topics of his artworks, The Unbreakable Bond for instance, is one of his favourite paintings as it's a portrait of Eugene Burger, his dear friend and mentor - also known as THE philosopher of magic. The painting depicts Eugene performing his signature piece of magic The Thread of Life & Death.Queen of Diamonds is one of his latest creations, inspired again by his love of magic tricks as a female portrait emerges through the card pips. Jay tends to experiment with art by using his magic knowledge, something that makes him unique as an artist. Every piece of his stands authentic through time and has a genuine story to reveal, a story full of magic and illusions, a story of a co-existing world so inviting and so appealing that you can't resist entering.
Kelly Kaimaki, Creative Writer / Curator