Born in the charming Old World city of New Orleans in 1948 Jerry developed his interest in art after watching a PBS program on Jackson Pollock. That inspired him to do his first canvas of colorful lines and blotches that was displayed in his family den for several years. It has since been lost. Over the years he experimented with other media-silk screen, photography, assemblage, but college, military, family, and work concerns took him away from art. After his wife died of cancer, Jerry retired from his law practice to do what he likes, cooking, canoeing, and art. After taking additional art classes he again tried assemblage then began painting his children from photographs. With encouragement from friends, he tried other subjects as well, including adaptations of Gauguin and Van Gogh. Finally, Jerry found his own personal style of painting, using acrylics in a Post-Impressionistic flare of bold colors and wavy lines.
Generally he creates small images on paper that are reproduced on greeting cards. He also produces larger canvases, and has three paintings on book covers. He prefers painting from photos taken on his travels but also paints portraits on commission. He now spends several months on the road in the Blueridge Mountains, Philadelphia, and the New York Finger Lakes. Painting as he travels.  Contact Jerry by e-mail for more information, . He also manages New Orleans’ Fig Street Weddings. His art is also sold mostly on the web and  at
several shops in New Orleans.

New Orleans Wedding Officiant

Jerry Kenneth Schwehm retired to paint but also served as as Justice of the Peace in 1990 to 1994 in  Slidell, Louisiana and was ordained in 1989 as a Lay Minister after serving as Elder and Deacon in his church for many years. He has a BA and JD from Louisiana State University (1972) . He has performed numerous wedding ceremonies and is available in the Greater New Orleans area to perform your personalized marriage ceremony. He will go to your location or at his office in Fig Studio. He may be contacted at




See his art  home page:

Posters Sold At    AllPosters.Com

Shirts, gifts, cards and aprons sold at

Greeting Cards, Ceramic Tiles and Christmas Ornaments sold at Cafe Press