Jeremy Manyik was raised on the plains of Southeast Colorado in a rural community. He takes his inspiration from the people, ranches, and farmlands in his surroundings; these serve as the focus of his paintings. Growing up, he spent his free time drawing and painting with his twin brother who is also artistically inclined. They pushed each other to grow as artists, engaging in healthy competition. As a representational artist, Jeremy is primarily self-taught and has had no formal art education. Manyik participates in many juried national and regional shows where he has earned numerous accolades including several Awards of Excellences from the Oil Painters of America and fifth-place in the prestigious National Portrait Society’s International Portrait Competition.