Jamie Azevedo was raised in rural North Carolina and was blessed to grow up in an extended family of charismatic yarnspinners who knew how to tell a great tale. It was a delight to hear about the ghost who lived with her aunt and the wild adventures of her great grandmother as she entered her second childhood. Her relatives, sensitivity, and sense of wonder about the world she inhabited all motivated her to want to be a storyteller.
While living in Manhattan and pursuing an acting career, she met her future husband who introduced her to the world of two-dimensional art. He loaned her his ancient Minolta camera, and she was hooked.
Transitioning from the stage to two-dimensional work allowed her to have complete creative control. While much of her art examines what it feels like to inhabit the female form, she also deeply explores themes such as interconnectedness and mutuality.
She is inspired by the metaphysical world, history, mind-bending conversations, the game of "what if," old movies, quirky humans, and the ludicrous yet jubilant journey called life that we are all on together.
Jamie lives in Savannah, Georgia. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States.