Award-Winning Artist and Designer

Painting for the Governor of Louisiana




Jamar Simien is a national treasure! He is a former student that I encouraged to walk boldly into the direction of his dreams of being an artist. And he has. Jamar's work is like peaking into his diary.

He tells the mysterious, mythical, and most interesting narrative of his native gulf south region. He works with a great understanding and passion and focuses on what excites and what intrigues him. His commissions are something very special. His portrait of my younger brother is exquisite.

It was commissioned as a gift for my parents. They absolutely adore it. His work reminds me everyday of our rich cultural heritage and illuminates the interconnectedness of the colorful people, landscapes, animals, music, food, architecture, and all that is the allure of the meaning of our sacred home! 

For the art connoisseur and casual collector, I encourage you to strongly consider purchasing a Jamar Simien piece or have him complete a commission for you. I assure you, you will be delighted that you made the decision to purchase his work. For he is, a national treasure.

Dr. Katrice Albert

Jamar is an immensely talented artist with a very humble spirit. I wanted something very special to mark the launch of my husband’s new business venture. I wanted to surprise him with something meaningful and Jamar truly delivered. I commissioned Jamar after being referred by a great friend and viewing some of his other work online and was already impressed.

I was able to communicate my desires and expectations for the project. Jamar listened, was patient and very responsive to what I wanted but definitely added his special artist’s vision to the creation. He gave me a clear idea of the time and cost involved and truly exceeded my expectations. Most importantly, my husband was thrilled with the final work and we have a wonderful conversation piece for all of our new customers and patrons.

I will continue to refer him to others and have plans for future creations.

Judith Smalls

Jamar has kindly donated a watercolor of an egret to be displayed at Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center. When students visit the nature center for field trips they not only learn about birds and bird conservation, they also learn about John James Audubon and his artistic legacy. All students have an opportunity to create a watercolor inspired by the birds that can be seen at the nature center. Mr. Simien’s art will inspire many young people and we are truly grateful for his donation.

Mary Anne Weber