Jammey is a Southwest artist who was born and raised in West Texas. From her life-long interest in Western and Native American memorabilia she has seriously devoted herself to portraying the culture and history of the Southwest. She seeks to recreate the mysticism and spiritualism of the West in her paintings and sculpture. Studying, collecting, traveling and exploring the historic ruins of the Southwest and Mexico are sources for her unique creations.
Her love of the outdoors has led her to be particularly aware of the many living creatures in her surroundings. Whether at home with jackrabbits, box turtles, and coyotes, or traveling and observing dolphins, eagles and bison, she realizes that each is individual and possesses unique characteristics. It is the spirit of life and emotion as well as the physical power and sensual form that she tries to capture in each of the animals. The use of the figure is also very prominent in her works. Personality combined with historical accuracy is her goal in creating a life-like sculpture. When viewing her creations, she hopes they will evoke memories and emotions from your own experiences with both wildlife and human beings.
Even though she has been sketching and painting from a very early age, she did not begin sculpting until 1982. Since that time she has worked with stone, bronze, clay, polymer, and welded sculpture. Her bronze "Full Circle" won Best of Show at the annual American Plains Artists Show displayed in the Ellen Noel Art Museum. This piece depicts an eagle in flight on one side and an Indian enhanced with eagle feathers on the reverse side. On the edges of the circle, the feathers of the eagle become one with the headdress of the Indian on the opposite side. Hence the title "Full Circle".
All of her bronze sculptures are cast using the lost wax method. In this way, all of the details in the original are retained in the reproduction. Jammey produces her sculpture in limited editions and keeps the edition numbers low in order to retain the integrity of her work. Jammey holds a degree in art from Texas Tech University, with graduate studies at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Manhattan College. She participates in both invitational and juried shows throughout the Southwest. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Commissioned works are also accepted.