Mixed media (oil, pencil, and acrylic on canvas).


Measures 24.06 x 36.06" x 3" in acrylic box frame. Hangs horizontally or vertically.

Artist Statement:

The famous Oprah quote is the real deal. You hear it all the time because it is so important. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”

Choose your teammates wisely. You are the company you keep. I’ve also heard “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”

The circles in this piece are imperfect. They’re held by rings that enhance them and make them stand out. I see them as sort of angel-like halos inspiring them, keeping them in check, and complimenting them.

A friend of mine says people in your life can go in different buckets to help you with boundaries. Bucket number one should hold people in your life that are a renewable source of power.

You know how we call things “the sweet spot”? The sweet spot is actually a term created by recording engineers to describe the focal point where the listener will hear the perfect surround sound.

Hence, the title of this painting. Find your speakers and let them surround you in your sweet spot.

*2022 J. Grumbles Studio, certificate of authenticity included.

"Surround Sound", Original 24x36 in Acrylic Box Frame