Victoria Johnson, The Sketchie Beast, is based in Southern California

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 Ecclesiastes 3:11

ALL THAT'S JAZZ

This gallery is dedicated to my love of jazz music and musicians which will feature some of the greatest jazz vocalists and instrumentalists of the 20th Century. This gallery is still developing and will be added to regularly. If you have an affinity for jazz, you'll want to revisit time and again.

'FIRST LADIES OF JAZZ - BILLIE'
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Being a huge fan of jazz and jazz vocal standards I've created a tribute gallery to all things jazz starting with three of my favorite female jazz singers (each part of a triptych). This rendering of Billie Holiday is done in my usual style of texture, texture and more texture with an overall look I hope to keep consistent with all the images of this gallery.

'FIRST LADIES OF JAZZ - SARAH'
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This portrayal of young Sarah Vaughan captures her 'Sassy' essence, as she was nick- named in the industry. She was also nicknamed 'The Divine One' and deserves a divine representation of royal blues and moody violets.

'FIRST LADIES OF JAZZ - NINA'
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The haunting Nina Simone is one of my favorite jazz vocalists of all time. The bold colors of this piece set the perfect mood for this smoky voiced chanteuse.

'COLTRANE'
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Another great to add to the All That's Jazz gallery of images, John Coltrane, from the album cover 'Blue'. Color is so important in conveying mood and emotion and I love the mood that this color palette evokes.

 
'DELIVERANCE'
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This piece was inspired by a jazz jam at San Pablo Harbor Yacht Club in Northern California. I snapped a pic of this soprano sax player sitting right there, next to that painting and  thought, 'this would make a perfect piece of artwork' and, well, it does.