Khan Studio is a virtual and seasonal physical gallery located on Madfish Wharf at the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA. The gallery features photography, glass paintings and canvas paintings by E.J. Lefavour, as well as seasonal and rotating guest photographer, oil, acrylic, watercolor and ceramic artist exhibits from May 15-October 15.
E.J. Lefavour (aka Ejay Khan) was born a long time ago near Boston, MA. The oldest of six children and daughter of an entrepreneurial father and artistic, spiritual mother, she spent her early adulthood climbing the corporate ladder. After leaving the corporate world in Boston and moving to the North Shore, she discovered her spirituality and with it, her gift and passion for photography and creating with a paintbrush.
From there she spent four years living in a country ghetto in Westmoreland, Jamaica, during which time she painted her Rastafarian series while married to Jamaican Rastafarian, Prophet. This period opened her eyes to intense color and her consciousness to a new level of awareness, which she exhibits boldly in her work.
She spent the next four years living in Key Largo, FL where she directed Jah Works Gallery and Cultural Exchange Center, a center for visual and performing arts. During this time she began painting under the pseudonym, Ejay Khan, and created the collaboration series of social/political paintings illustrating the poetry of Joda Khan.
Her path then brought her back to Massachusetts where she moved to East Boston and spent the next seven years actively involved in the East Boston community and art scene, opening Khan Studio at the Atlantic Works Artist Building and founding 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center, a non-profit visual and performing arts center.
In 2010, E.J. relocated to Cape Ann where she is surrounded and inspired by the unique beauty of the area. Having previously lived in Newbury and Newburyport on Plum Island, where she began painting in 1990, she feels very blessed to be back on the North Shore of MA, where her creative path began, and especially to be part of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.
EJ's works have won numerous awards and found homes in private collections around the world.