Jaime Barks is an artist residing in Cleveland, TN. She uses her art as a way to express her feelings and thoughts in a visual form. Jaime often explores the role of faith and religion in southern culture by incorporating bible pages into her works. She believes that art is central to the human experience and that it helps us to understand and process the world we live in. Art gives people a platform to express their hopes, fears and joys. Through art Jaime hopes to find a way to empower and inspire people to see both the beauty and the brokenness that surrounds us all. As a primarily self-taught artist, most of Jaime’s inspiration is drawn from nature. She feels most at peace when she is outside. In addition to her studio work, Jaime is an avid sketch artist, public art advocate and community volunteer. She currently serves on the board of Girls on the Run Southeast TN and is also an active member of both the Greenway Public Art Committee and Allied Arts. In 2015 Jaime completed a public art mural on the Cleveland/Bradley Greenway. You can learn more about Jaime and her work on her website jaimebarks.com.