About Jason

Whoever said Mardi Gras is the greatest free show on earth was wrong. It’s nature.

Raised in rural Wayne and Poland, Maine, I always loved spending time in nature, particularly the woods and trails near my home. I began learning photography in high school and fell in love with the dark room, but further exploration of that medium was put on hold when I moved to Boston, Massachusetts. Studying at UMass/Boston and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, my focus shifted to film and video, and then again to graphic design. It was during this time that I landed a design job at the marketing agency Digitas, where I began a multi-decade career designing and art directing work for clients such as General Motors and Bank of America.

I have since rekindled my passion for photography, and bring a designer’s eye for composition, color and texture to all my photos. I also returned to Maine, and the surroundings of my home in Yarmouth provide rich fodder for my work. I strive to capture the beauty of Maine without kitsch or cliché, in a way that allows the viewer to bring their own personal interpretation and emotional connection to each piece. I’m fascinated by the repetition of natural forms becoming patterns, and patterns becoming textures. My art pays homage to the infinite ways in which nature chooses to arrange itself; truly the greatest free show on earth.

In 2021, I helped found Maine Art Collective and displayed my work in our gallery in Portland’s old port. The goal of the collective is to give exposure to artists and provide an affordable alternative to the gallery model. We also partner with interior designers and housing developers to bring art to local communities.

 

Exhibitions

2022

June 2022 – Dodwell Gallery, Long Island, ME – ‘The Color of Water’ group show

Summer 2022 – Maine Art Collective Gallery, Portland, ME

March 2022 – 3 Square Art, Fort Collins, CO – Art in Black & White group show. Winner, Silver Award

March 2022 – Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA – ‘Landscapes and Seascapes’ group show

February 2022 – Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA – ‘Captured’ group show

January – May 2022 – Frank Brockman Gallery, Brunswick, ME group show

2021

October – December 2021 – Maine Art Collective Gallery, Portland, ME