Nako "In all people, in all things, lies Beauty. Art is omnipresent."

Age: 66
Hometown: Chicago
Accepts Commissions: Yes
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Number of Visits: 5374

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Divorced
Smoker No
Drinker No
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyMy name is Runako Jahi and I love all aspects of art, even the colors in the skies. I am a portrait artist, theater director, playwright, poet, actor. Visit my website:
InterestsArt of all kinds: art galleries, working out at the gym, oceans, lakes, movies and observing people doing what they do. Very much interested in both human and animal behavior.
MusicClassic jazz, Brazillian jazz, Afro-Cuban music, Motown, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and the ballads of Miles Davis and Chet Baker.
FilmsClassic films like Casablanca, Gilda, A Streetcar Named Desire, Carmen Jones, On The Waterfront, Rebel Without A Cause, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, Black Orpheus, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Splendor In The Grass, Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, The Return Of The Soldier, Carnal Knowledge, A Star Is Born, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? Last Tango In Paris. Current films include: "American Beauty" "Notes On A Scandal" and "Talk To Me."
Television"Weeds" and Turner Classic Movies
BooksBiographies. Books on Art, Theater and Film.
HeroesMy family and friends. Aesthetically, those people who have integrity and a sense of purpose in their lives. Artists of all kinds who take their work seriously and are passionately committed to the process of creation.


eta Creative Arts Foundation, co-exhibit with Quinton Foreman, called "ASANTE: A Celebration of Heritage" April 26th thru June 17, 2007 in Chicago, IL U.S.A.

Recently Added Friends

Recent messages left for this artist


Great artwork.

cynthia02 How is your day....... I saw your profile at and some thing about you move my intress to comminicate with you so how is life treating you. Please i want you to use this email address to write me back( so that i can give you my picture and tell you more about me ok.stay cool and enjoy your self.kisesssssssssss Yours lovely Cynthia


LOL Nako the energy coming thru your images is powerful....luv your bio/interests life experience me thinks..great to find you on this site..will check out your website...keep the flow!!xxxb.


Your portraits are fantastic! Best Wishes, Deborah

hyperetic ( Deleted user )

So much personality in your work. They seem somehow "familiar".


I enjoyed looking through your gallery, very inspirational


Your work is inspiring, love the pieces I've viewed so far. The man in the red jacket is phenomenal


Your work is wonderful! There is so much feeling coming from them. Would love to see more.


Hey Bro. Nako, Just checking in on you here at the MyArtProfile. Sorry I missed the meeting on Sunday. Did the postcards turn out OK? I'll talk to you later. Peace - Arty


Great portraits!


Hi Nako, there is a lot of subtle tones in your portraiture that i find very striking, Laurez.

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hi! Listen, I have about 6 months to prepare for my first solo show, and I was hoping you could assist me. I will need to have at least 30 paintings to display. If you could, with as much honesty as possible, please name 2 of my completed pieces that you feel I should definitely show. Also, please share 3 things with me, based on my current work, (remember be honest), that you would recommend to me for improving my art in general. I am fine if you post this on my public board because it may be interesting to others. The feedback from other artist on this website is very valuable to me. Thanks! ~Marianne


Cool site welcome to MAP !!


I with pleasure have got acquainted with your creativity. I shall be glad to show you my ENAMEL MOSAIC and to receive your response. Andrey

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

I also have the DVD. I don't have the soundtrack yet, but its on my list. Thanks for your comments regarding my art, I always appreciate the feedback and critiques. ~Marianne

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hey, thanks for making me a friend. :)

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hi Nako, I enjoyed checking out your website. Love the picture with the sax! You have a very diverse bio. Keep creating. ~Marianne


Hey bud. Actually have some photos you might like. Will come back and check out your work more


The man with the red jacket is super too. Bravo!


Tomorow is realy great. What do you think about the portrait i made of Fela Anikulapo Kuti ?