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Jerry La Point studied Painting and Graphic Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He entered the commercial art field in NYC with Graham Inc. with offices in NYC and Washington, DC in graphic design position. He worked on Arabian American Oil annual reports Promoted to assistant Art Director with Francis and Shaw studio servicing ad agencies such as Grey Advertising. He then worked on Allied Chemical, Phizer, American Heritage, General Dynamics. He was promoted to an Art Director position which he held for seven years. After 5 years he opened his own ad agency servicing real estate and industrial accounts. After 16 years, he and his family moved to North Carolina and formed Arden Graphics as owner, art director, servicing industrial and real estate accounts. An offer was made by an industrial firm to become their in-house ad agency. He stayed at that position for 18 years. In 1998, he decided to get into fine art painting, which was always his first love since art school.
"After 12 years of exhibiting my work, I am gradually heading into a more conceptual approach to my paintings; Leaning more toward abstraction, yet not losing the subject completely. Applying the paint more loosely, having more fun creating new form and color combination and just letting ideas flow more easily. As I progress with this loosening up process, I hope the observer will sense a more relaxed and contemplative quality to the work."