Thursday, December 31, 2015

Looking back and ahead

Hello Everyone,

2015 is almost over. At this time a lot of people like to look back on the past year and recount the events and decisions that were made while they look forward to the New Year. My faith teaches that this is a time to be thankful for what we have been given while we look forward to a New Year.

I want to take this time to thank all of you. Some of you are collectors, some are artists, some are followers of my work. You help make my work and career possible and more meaningful. And I thank you for that.

Blue Barn and Hay Bales
12x24 (Sold)

2015 has given me many blessings. Among them have been awards at plein air events, featured exhibits, having the honor to teach sold-out workshops, an incredible painting trip to Colorado (you can't beat having a massive bull elk run right past you only to clash antlers with another bull less than 100 feet away), and an increase in sales of my work from previous years.

The Overlord

I'm currently working on a new group of paintings for 2016. Most of these are from my trips out west these last two years, and I'm really pleased with the results. I'll be posting them sometime in the near future.

I will be teaching two workshops in Cary, North Carolina this coming year. The first one will be a plein air painting workshop in April; the later, in August, will focus on studio painting. More details will follow, but if you are interested please let me know. Last years workshop sold out, and given the very positive feedback and excitement of the students, I expect these workshops to sell out quickly.

I have also been asked to be the featured instructor in the Paint Along with Great Artists-Montana painting trip this coming September. Artists spend their days painting the surrounding area. In the evening everyone meets together and the featured instructor gives instruction and critique in a relaxed setting. This will be a fun, relaxing and informative event for any artist who desires to paint the beauty of Montana and grow as an artist at the same time. Contact Joanna at to inquire about more details or to sign up.

Duckweed and Breeze

My next exhibition will be at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE) in Charleston, SC this coming February. This last SEWE was my best show ever with my 12 Days of SEWE Christmas exhibit selling out before the show even opened.

I will also be having a solo exhibition at the Pennsylvania Arts Experience Gallery in York, PA this coming May. More details will follow.

I wish everyone a Happy 2016 and I hope to see you at an upcoming event.


Jason Tako

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