About Jay

Jay Favot’s art has been hailed as “captivating”, “beautifully done” and “so life-like, you feel like you are there”.  


Jay has professed that he is excited to be constantly evolving. Yet, it can definitely be said that bold and unique perspectives remain a hallmark of Jay’s original paintings. With his exciting combinations of colours, patterns, light and reflection, he elevates everyday objects and familiar nature  & urban scenes, to the extraordinary.  There’s passion and dedication in every brush stroke.


Jay is driven to strive harder and better in his art every year. His inspirations have come from a variety of sources, including  Ontario and Quebec landscapes and cityscapes, as well as taking a fresh view of the ordinary moments of life, with both people and things. “To see somebody make that connection to your art is always great”, claims the artist, “It has been a conscious effort to vary subjects and style of art over the years”.   

Jay has been recognized for his artistic excellence in a number of areas.  He was featured as an “Artist to Collect” in the prestigious Arabella, Canadian Art, Architect and Design Magazine (2017). He was awarded the Committee’s Choice Award at the 40th Annual La Cloche Art Show for his painting “Apple Blossoms” and was  the recipient of the Peg Forbes Memorial Award at the 39th Annual La Cloche Art Show for his painting “The Crack”.

As well, his painting "Above Killarney" was awarded First Place People's Choice Award at the 2016 "In the Spirit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven" exhibition at the prestigious Perivale Gallery in Spring Bay, Ontario.  

Jay’s artwork can be found in many private and corporate collections in Canada.

To view available paintings, please visit Perivale Gallery on Manitoulin Island www.perivalegallery.com or make an appointment to visit Jay’s Studio Gallery.


View article from The Sudbury Star – December 17, 2005