About the Artist

Welcome!

The JY Originals motto is "Inspire Through Creativity + Play." I'm a Pittsburgh-raised artist who spent more than five years in New York City before the transition to a traveling artist. I specialize in acrylic, oil and wood paintings, including murals and public projects. I produce work ranging from abstract to realistic and fantasy landscapes. Each piece created is a one-of-a-kind original inspired by you!

Several pieces of my art are commissioned. For more information on how to obtain custom work, please visit the Commission FAQ tab.

Happy exploring!  Check out the below for past art shows and exhibitions and join the JYO mailing list for upcoming events and offers. Hope to see you soon!



Want to show your support but don't have space on your walls for an original? Here are some ways you can share the love:

1. Make a donation on this website, here.

2. Use your preferred mobile app to send funds (Cash App: $JYOG / Venmo: Janel-Young).

3. Send an e-gift card for Michael's or Blick Art Supplies to the artist's e-mail address.

4. Share this website with an art collector you know!

Whichever way you choose, you are appreciated! Thanks for rocking with the JYO Tribe.


Upcoming Events:


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Recent Shows:

HOME is Where the HE[ART] is Pt II (month of January) - watch the video by JY Originals (@JY Originals.Originals)


HOME is Where the HE[ART] is (Sat-Sun, 8.18-19.18) - watch the video by Lindsay Hayes (@studio.hayes)

Apollo Harlem Cultural Connect (Sat, 3.10.18)

The Sunrise Kingdom: Queens Museum Edition (Sat, 2.10.18)

Artsy Window: This Hair. This Skin. This Body (Sat, 8.19.17)

RAW Sydney (Australia) FIXATE Art Show (Thu, 7.13.17)

C.A.K.E.: Chicks. Art. Kicks. Exhibition (Sat, 4.29)

Hey, Love Silent Auction (Sun, 3.12.17)

LuxyLoaded Art Battle (Sat, 2.18.17) - watch the video by J.R. Ruffin (@itsjrgraphy)

The Dollar Bin group show (Sun, 2.12.17)

Eclectic Zone art show (month of Feb)

The Grind NYC (Sat, 12.10.16)

Nothing But Art: Canvas & Cocktails (Tue, 12.6.16)

RAW NYC Art Show (Wed, 10.18.16)


Products on this site will be rotated often based on availability and most recent projects. To view my gallery, follow @jy.originals on Instagram.