STATEMENT To honor the stories of the past I paint places/ objects as they exist in our world today. There is a unique beauty in the undone, the abandon, and in the shadows of greatness that once was. My work is an archival portrait of the American story. My paintings celebrate the glory and grace of rural communities. The subject matter that I paint highlights generational memories from a bygone era. It was an era defined by hard work, happiness and hope.
I am particularly interested in the American West. Like the enthusiastic motorists that sought out adventure along the storied route 66, I too enjoy traveling though rural communities. Today those once thriving communities along the route have lost luster, yet they still call to me. I seek out compositions that honor the joy found in Americana. In the old, I find something new. In an artist's painting, a "slice of life" can be preserved for generations. •••
BIO Jason Kowalski was raised in the Upper Midwest. He moved to Laguna Beach, CA to study painting at Laguna College of Art and Design. Jason’s professional career began with great success when his first solo exhibition at Terrence Rogers Fine Art in Santa Monica, CA sold out in the first two weeks. Jason received his Bachelor's degree in Fine Art from Laguna College of Art and Design. Jason, his wife Maria, and three children live on the front range of the Rocky Mountains. At home he finds inspiration in the beauty of rock outcroppings to the north, the high desert landscape to the south, rolling plains to the east, and the mountain landscape to the west.