Wildlife, Western, Landscape and Plein Air oil paintings by American Artist Jason Tako
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Awards and Sales at Plein Air Camp Hill
Plein Air Camp Hill has been great! Last night was the awards ceremony and today the Quick Draw. My painting "The Susquehanna" took the 3rd Place Award, and my quick draw painting "Front Steps" received the People's Choice Award. Both paintings have already sold, along with third not pictured-a nocturnal painting called "Under the Bridge." The event goes through tomorrow. Stop by and get some beautiful artwork for your walls before it's over!
The Susquehanna, 11"x14", oil on linen panel, $1,200-SOLD
Front Steps (Quick Draw), oil on linen panel, 9"x12", $1,000-SOLD
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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.