J A S O N S C O T T T H O R P E
As much a self-taught artist as one can be, Jason Thorpe has learned, since he began painting in 2006,
to trust in his style and his techniques. Coming from a childhood that included many drawings,
he has taken that same youthful passion and turned it into a career he not only loves, but has
found success in. His night-life and music scenes speak to the heart of not only his but
any generation, appealing to mass audiences and evoking a playful emotion from all viewers.
Jason was born in
there they moved to
Force Base. Jason has lived the vast majority of his life in the
The path that led him to painting began as he stared, mezmerized at a picture of
Michelangelo's famous fresco, "Creation of Adam". Something in that famous image ignited a
passion to create within him. He was moved to recreate Michelangelo's most famous work, a
task that would eventually take him over a month and nearly 70 hours to complete! After
being laid-off from his full-time job shortly after, he was determined to learn what it took to
become a successful artist. With little painting experience and even less direction, he
began brainstorming and sketching, EVERYTHING!
He humbly began his journey with a donated box of paints and brushes, three canvas boards,
and no easel. Along with some much needed help and encouragement from fellow
Sacramento artist, David Garibaldi. His first paintings were to say the least, rough, but every
one a stepping stone to the next, better painting. After 2 years of dabbling in every style
you can imagine, it was the figurative works of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and others that
really grabbed his attention and focus. He began to see the activities of the world around him
as cropped pictures just waiting to be painted. Any scene, any scenario becoming his inspiration.
That is what you will find in his work; a moment taken from our world, cropped and carefully
applied to canvas with acrylic paint.
And although he still considers most paintings to be experiments, he continues to grow in his
processes, his technique, his style, and his love for art. And with a long career ahead of him,
we're all in for a ride, so please continue to watch and support as he defines himself in this crazy
world full of artists.