$1,000 Cash, 2nd Prize Winner
Jason Sacran is an accomplished fine art painter who has been honored with numerous prestigious awards and accolades for his body of work that includes portraits, landscapes, still life, drawings, and plein air paintings.
Full Moon Night by Jason SacranOf his inspiration, Jason says, "My work is about the process of creating by painting subjects that evoke a mood or feeling introspectively. I am interested in documenting things of today, mostly with overlooked or even forgotten aspects of everyday life – scenes we pass by every day, objects we often use, people we know well, but hardly ever think twice about. In the chaos of daily life, I believe we all take the simple and familiar things for granted. Sometimes they are the very things we come to miss."
Jason's paintings reflect his words as the artist creates paintings that ignite the sense of a forgotten memory, of places that are somehow familiar, as if coming from a dream only later remembered.
Jason and his family live in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he was the curator for the Fort Smith Art Center for almost three years. In 2010, Jason became a full-time painter, and part-time instructor for the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. He is also the Arkansas State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America.
Jason's achievements include a first place award in the Portrait Society of Americas 2011 Members Competition, Best of Show in the 2010 Wisconsin Plein Air Painter Association Annual Competition and Best of Show in the 2010 Winthrop Rockefeller Institution Invitational. Although known for his figurative and portrait work, Jason is quickly rising as a top plein air painter.
To view his additional paintings, visit : www.JasonSacran.com