about jason sawtelle
Growing up in upstate New York, most of the time that I was not drawing was spent outdoors. I developed a passion for canoeing, hiking and camping and a connection with nature that continues to inspire my art. I moved to Massachusetts in 1995, and now my nature excursions explore the beauty of both my native New York and my home in Mass. This is reflected in the images in this collection, which range from the Adirondacks to the Charles River.
When I am in nature and I look around me, I see power, drama and beauty in unlikely subjects. I am drawn to the quiet but poignant impact created by dynamic composition, light and color in seemingly simple or mundane scenes. I love representational painting, but more for the ability of realism to communicate the feeling of a scene than the importance of simply depicting the subject.
I was a Fine Art major in college (Colgate University class of 1992) and have been making art my entire life, but it was not until August of 2014 that I decided to pursue art full-time.
In addition to my fine art, I operate BlackBeak Studios -- offering custom murals, commissioned art and decorative painting. To learn more, please visit www.blackbeakstudios.com
I look forward to talking with you! I will be happy to provide pricing for any original painting(s) you may be interested in collecting. Along with pricing, I will also provide my purchasing agreement for your review. Quoted pricing does not include shipping or third-party payment fees unless specified.
To start the conversation, please e-mail me at JasonASawtelle@gmail.com
Stories about my work have appeared in:
Canoe & Kayak Magazine website:
Judson's Art blog: