About the Artist

About the Artist

My painting efforts are most inspired by the people and geography of Colorado, as well as the high-altitude environs that offer a dramatic quality of light. I am interested in the implied abstract qualities of my subjects, and in celebrating the palette offered through careful observation of color. I seek an immediacy in my work—based on intention, gesture and, hopefully, an interesting composition.

Meet Jason

Jason was born and raised in Maine and attended Rutgers College in the early 1970’s. He has been a Coloradan since 1976. Jason has studied extensively at the Arts Student League of Denver, the Scottsdale Artists School, as well as in numerous private workshop environments.

He comments: “It is not my priority to attempt to exactly reproduce the images around me, but to interpret them in an evocative fashion that resonates with the observer.”

Career Highlights

  • 2022: Jason continues to receive commissions from clients throughout the USA.
  • 2022: His paintings commissioned in 2004 continue to be displayed at the Rocky Mountain Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado and Boulder Community Hospital.
  • 2022: His work can often be viewed at Mary Williams Fine Arts Gallery in Boulder, Colorado, and at Osmosis Art Gallery in Niwot, Colorado.
  • 2022: He has been an active annual participant of the Open Studios (Boulder & Longmont) Studio Tour intermittently since 2004.
  • 2018: He was featured in “Artists to Watch – the Editors’ Choice for Up-and Coming Talent” in Southwest Art Magazine.
  • 2017-2020: His work was represented by Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2017: He received the Allen Award for Excellence at the Plein Air Artists of Colorado Annual Exhibit.
  • 2009-2011: He was invited to participate in the “Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show and Sale” exhibit at the Loveland Museum/Gallery in Loveland, Colorado.
  • 2010: He was selected to prepare artwork for the Long’s Garden bus stop adjacent to 3240 Broadway in Boulder, Colorado. Installation Spring 2011.
  • 2007: The painting “Big Blue” won the Jurors’ Award in the summer exhibit “Not To Scale” at the Old Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado.
  • 2006: He was accepted into one of the premier representational artist associations in the country, the Oil Painters of America, as an associate member.

Long’s Gardens Public Art Project