JC Spock - Mixed Media Artist

Rustic. Historic. Nostalgic.

I'm JC Spock and I create artwork that explores the theme of nostalgia, particularly the romanticized view of the American West. Through layers of mixed media, I delve into the subjective nature of memory, questioning the reliability of the past we create in our minds. My work incorporates imagery that evokes the vastness of the Western landscape, the romanticism of Americana and a vision of simpler times while exploring our relationship with the past.

Each piece of artwork I create incorporates many layers of different mediums – acrylic paints, inks, pencils, pastels and vintage ephemera (old letters, tickets, receipts, postcards, ledgers, etc.) anchored by my photography - or vintage black and white photographs - as the focal point of each piece.  

As an old soul, I'm drawn to old buildings, old documents and old history. I love to scour antique shops for vintage/antique ephemera to incorporate into my backgrounds and I love to photograph the West as I see it and interpret the story through the paint, paper and photography incorporated in each piece. I'm perfectly situated between the mountains and prairies of Colorado and love to explore the areas around me that speak to the bygone era I long to revisit.

To get a sneak peek at current projects and see more of my everyday life as an artist, check out my Instagram account @jcspock.art.   Join the newsletter below and get first dibs on collection releases and updates on upcoming shows and events.