Jason’s work is vastly rich in texture yet harmonious, comprising layers of loose underdrawing, more formally worked areas of overpainting, and incorporating text, Maori iconography and robust colour to his visual inquiry. The combined effect is enhanced by the materials he works on, with recycled timbers often providing a fitting foil to the captivating imagery.
“In each layer a level of meaning can be scratched away, revealing home truths…”
With each show, the artist further finds his contemporary niche within the rich tradition of bird and landscape painting in this country.
Jason’s work has featured in many New Zealand publications and his works are held in major private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally. He has been selected for several major art awards, including the Norsewear and Waikato Art awards and the ROSL Art UK travel scholarship.