January 2017 First Thursday Artist Reception!

Equilibrium is thrilled to welcome artist Musa Jaman and her series of botanical oil paintings titled “Late Bloomer”.

Please join us at Equilibrium on Thursday, January 5th from 6pm-8pm for an artist reception, wine, and hors d’ouevres.


Artist Musa Jaman is a “late blooming” self-taught painter residing in Portland Oregon whose primary inspiration comes from her love of nature and the outdoors. A Northwest native, Musa’s upbringing has been full of raw, unpasteurized adventure and the distinct propensity for “taking the road less traveled”. Her background in science feeds a multi-dimensional curiosity and deep inspiration for broad creative exploration. For Musa, nature is the ultimate healing force driving much of the inspiration for her paintings.


“Because there are infinite ways to approach a subject, I simply work to distill what is most pleasing to me – once the brush is in my hand the adventure begins in pursuit of the intangible abstractions revealed only through the process…it’s an annealing of sorts – a cathartic journey through the fire of the unknown.”

A quote aptly describing this creative process comes from one of Musa’s greatest influences;

“The abstraction is often the most definite form for the intangible thing in myself that I can only clarify in paint.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

This body of work is an invitation to bask in the brilliant color, sublime curve and deep serenity of nature through the expression of the subtle and intricate beauty of botanicals.

More of her work can be found on her website and Facebook page.

Please contact her directly for commissions, gallery invitations, and special projects at: 503.999.0202