Firefighter presents paintings at Burien Community Center

Press release:

The City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is pleased to present the works of artist Richard Jahn.

Mr. Jahn writes:
Most of my paintings are fairly straight-forward scenes that are part of my life. I tend to paint the most obvious things in the most obvious ways. I do however try to infuse my own personality into each painting which is something that has no specific formula… but somehow it happens.

My earliest love of art came from looking at psychedelic posters and album covers back in the ‘60s. I also love the early Dutch artists and their depictions of everyday life. I hope that you see at least a little bit of these influences in my paintings.

I am self-taught; I have no desire to copy or paint like any other artist. Ultimately I want my paintings to be reflections of who I am.
I see painting as somewhat of a "Calling" that comes from somewhere higher than myself and I’ve made it a point to heed this call. It's more than a hobby….but it is still a hobby....and I'm having a good time with it!

In addition to painting I am a 21-year veteran, full-time, professional fire fighter.

Mr. Jahn’s works will be on display at the Burien Community Center lobby until the end of March. The Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW and is open Mon-Thurs 8:30AM-8PM and Friday 8:30 AM- 5 PM.

For more information on Mr. Jahn’s work please go to his website:

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