New works -
"Currently I am working on a group of paintings that observe the skate ramp at Wherrytown, Newlyn and those that frequent it.
The ramp itself could, and possibly is described as an eyesore, a blot on the landscape situated so close to the sea and the promenade.
However, I see a beauty in its grubbiness, its poor graffiti, its brutal yet basic structure. It is my aim to produce in paint an unsentimental and convincing representation of a real subject.
Skating is an outsider sport, a sub culture, anarchistic and quite misunderstood, it attracts a certain individual and they in turn attract admirers and hangers on.
The ramp at Wherrytown has its own community with its own set of rules and form of hierarchy. It fascinates me with its bleak uncompromising surroundings, dark, grubby concrete and stark steel bar type railings that could in turn be read as a form of symbolismthat makes a social or political comment on a society that has no real idea of what to do with its so called disaffected youth.
So maybe the location of the ramp is therefore apt with the ocean on one side and society on the other, the middle ground, no mans land ?"
Education and Studio
1992 Graduated from Falmouth College of Art
Jason works from The Borlase Smart John Wells Trust studios in Newlyn Cornwall
2007 Prize Winner Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London
2005 Winner 25th Anniversary Prize Hunting Art Prize London
2004 Winner Holburne Contempory Portrait Prize, Holburne Museum Bath.
Membership to Societies
Associate Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Works in Public Collections
Portrait of Bryan Pearce .The Truro Museum Cornwall
Portrait of Micheal Eavis .The Holburne Museum Bath
Works Selected for Public Exhibitions
2009 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Mall Galleries London.
2009 National Portrait Gallery London, Mystery Postcard Show.
2008 The New English Art club Mall Galleries London.
2008 B.P. portrait award National Portrait Gallery.
2007 Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London
2007 B.P. Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London
2006 National Portrait Gallery, Mystery Portrait Show 150 years Anniversary Celebrations London
2006 B.P. Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London
2005 Open Painting Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy.
2005 B.P. Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London
2004 Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London
2003 B.P. Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery London.
2009 Beaux Art Bath
2008Beaux Art Bath
2007 Artonomy Fine Art Truro
2006 Artonomy Fine Art Truro
2004 Lemon Street Gallery Truro
2002 Lemon Street Gallery Truro
2008Lemon Street Gallery
2008 Christmas exhibition Beaux’s art Bath
2008 Summer exhibition Hilton Young Penzance
2008 Chelsea art fair. Chelsea Pensioners Stand
2008 Chelsea art fair Beaux Art Bath
2008 Thompson Gallery London
2007Chelsea art fair Beaux Art Bath
2007London Art Fair Beaux Art Bath
2007Thompson Gallery London
2006Artonomy Fine Art Mixed Christmas Show Truro
2006Beaux Arts Bath Selected Works
2006Beaux Arts Bath 25th Anniversary invitational show
2006Thompsons Gallery London
2005London Art Fair
2005Beaux Art Gallery Bath
2005Spring Show Richmond Hill Gallery London
2004The Hunting Art Prizes London
2004Thompson Gallery London
2004Christmas Exhibition Beaux Art Bath
2003Beaux Arts Gallery Bath