Jason Studied at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal Academy
Schools. Jason won the Changing Faces Award from the Royal Society
of Portrait Painters and the Prince of Wales Portrait Drawing
Prize. He is former president of the New English Art Club and
founded their School of Drawing in 1993. He is an elected member of
the Pastel Society and the Royal Portrait Society.
The artist's residences have included Fulham Football Club, the Grove Park Music Festival and he was Championship Artist at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon. Jason was an official war artist in Afghanistan for the Royal Electrical Engineers (REME) at Camp Bastion.
Describe your approach to teaching:
I focus on bringing the best out of each individual student. I demonstrate and plan simple exercises designed to build skills, leading to personal development.
What inspires your own work?
My desire is always to find the essence of a subject using the constant element of observation, painting and drawing places and people, to follow the path that is my own abstracted vision.
My work come from an emotional, visceral response, ideas of light and visual tension. I enjoy the craft and conceptual challenge of painting and drawing.