Artist John Jaster

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The Artist Says:

I aim for expressionistic realism


John was born in Columbus Ohio, graduated from Ohio State and lived in the mountains of Southern California for 20 years. Although John learned to draw and paint as a young boy, his degrees are in the computer science field. It wasn't until 2010, when his wife bought him a large easel and encouraged him to start painting again, that he began to take his art career seriously. Since then he has displayed works in over 90 juried exhibitions including several books and magazines.
John is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.
Artist Statement
I work with heavy body acrylics on fairly large canvases with a lot of detail and bold colors. I call my style realistic impressions because, while the overall feel of my work is definitely realism, I like to offset the detail with impressionistic splashes of color. My inspiration comes from the hidden beauty in ordinary objects. Instead of smooth blending, I use puzzle pieces of color to emphasize the complex relationship of light and shadow over form.
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