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Artist Jason Walcott


An example of fine art by Jason Walcott

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.walcottfineart.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $240.00 - $1,495.00
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Biography



 
 Jason Walcott has always been a creative person, ever since he was a small child. It seemed only natural that his career should be focused in the arts. He was born in Trenton, MI which is about 25 miles south of Detroit. When he was four years old, he and his parents moved to the east coast…first to Pomona, NY, then Dover, NJ and finally Randolph, NJ, where Jason remained until college.
 

Jason at 6 months old.
 
   “My grandmother on my dad’s side was a painter. When I was a small child, I would go down to the basement where she had her small studio set up and play with (i.e., waste) her paints. She never got mad…she was the one who explained to a very frustrated 6 year old that you couldn’t rinse off oil paints in water. Ever since, I have been fascinated with them! I remember her encouraging me to try my hand at painting for real and even took me to the local college bookstore to buy supplies.” 
 

Jason at age 8 painting in his grandmother’s basement.
 
   Jason’s first year in college at the University of Maryland College Park, he went with the idea of being an architect. Quickly, he realized what he loved about it was the drawing and design…the math and physics not so much. After two years at Maryland he took a year off, then transferred to Kean University in New Jersey where he earned his BFA in Illustration and graduated cum laude. While at Kean, his Illustration degree required many classes in fine art and graphic design. After relocating to the Los Angeles area in 1997, he worked for several years in the graphic design field before going into business for himself as a typeface designer. As luck would have it, he found great success [...]

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