Wildlife, Western, Landscape and Plein Air oil paintings by American Artist Jason Tako
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This last weekend was the NatureWorks Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was an incredible show with beautiful artwork, great food, and an atmosphere that couldn't be beat. Earlier in the week a friend took me out "on the Osage," a beautiful section of prairie in northeastern Oklahoma. I painted in the back of his pickup truck as bison lumbered by within only a couple yards of us. Later that evening his wife made Indian Tacos for us. It was a wonderful week to say the least. If you missed the NatureWorks Show this year be sure to mark it on your calendar for next year.
Four of my paintings (below) sold this last week, two at the NatureWorks Show and two at Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art.
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Jason started drawing at a young age. It was discovered by his teachers and peers that he possessed a knack and desire for artwork, a desire that he pursued until his senior year when he switched to playing electric bass. About 10 years later Jason realized how much he had missed nature and artwork and began to sketch again. He painstakingly worked his way from pencil to watercolor while using nature and wildlife as his subject matter. A love for wildlife and landscape came natural being that he was born and raised in rural Minnesota.
One of the things Jason enjoys most about his art is going out into nature and gathering experiences that will later be brushed onto canvas. Jason has a deep passion for the north woods and prairies. Some of his favorite memories are camping trips up in northern Minnesota. These trips have turned into beautiful paintings that express his passion for the north. Jason also has a love for simpler times that are long since gone; old barns, still life paintings with hand-sewn bunnies and flowers and other subjects express this longing for the past.