Founded in 2003 by Alexandria Levin, Painted Jay Publishing is an artist-run small publishing company, producing books for artists and other creative individuals. The main goal of Painted Jay Publishing is to change and improve things in general for all artists, by filling in the gaps that exist in currently available information; in business, knowledge of the art world, education and creative processes.
Painted Jay Publishing came about during a transitional period between New Mexico and settling into Pennsylvania, when the founder found herself without a painting studio for a year. Since writing had taken a serious back burner for years before that, this became the time to put a flame under written ideas that had been germinating for so long.
Alexandria Levin is an experienced artist, writer, teacher, designer and web developer. She is hopelessly organized, creative, perceptive and ethical. See the about the author page for more information. To see her artwork: www.alexalev.com
The first two books published by Painted Jay Publishing; Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence and Creatively Unblocking Creative Blocks, were completed in one year. Two more books are now in the early stages of being produced, with notes being kept for future projects. Articles and reports have been outlined and are ready for periodicals, both in print and online. This web site: www.paintedjay.com is linked to other sites that are also of great assistance to artists and other creative folks.
Recent projects include becoming an affiliate and artist expert with Artist Career Training - featuring teleclasses, recordings and multi-media educational packets on creativity, pricing and perseverance for artists. Alexandria Levin also launched a blog in September 2009 which is called; Bright Pink Smile - a different sort of art blog - featuring creativity excerpts, spotlights on other artists doing interesting things, about how it is to be an artist in all aspects of living this life, musings on the artworld, and more.