Jayme Driver lives in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley with her dog Bella. She was introduced to art at an early age by having both parents being extremely creative and talented. This inspired her to find her vision as an artist and discover her creative self. She continued to study art through school and was awarded a scholarship at The Savannah College of Art and Design. It was there that she was introduced to all types of media. Loving art in all spectrums, she had a difficult time choosing a focus. She began as a painting major, switched to illustration, but felt most satisfied by working with mixed media, metals, and jewelry.
Jayme finds a distinct balance in her work. She finds creating jewelry to be more cerebral, while painting and collage come from more of an emotional place. Her work has a rustic, edgy feel, usually consisting of earth-based colors. Her jewelry is darkened with patina which gives it a more aged and worn look. Her two-dimensional pieces focus mostly on texture, symbolism, and conceptual composition. She believes in using organic and asymmetrical shapes to capture the truth and reverence of earth-born elements.
"Ask yourself what is really important and then have the wisdom and courage to build your life around your answer." - Lee J. Jampolsky