After studying Fine Art and initially specialising in traditional painting techniques, Jason has in recent years focused on using digital painting using technology such as iPad and Wacom tablets.
The use of these technologies in place of the more traditional artistic mediums came about through the convenience and accessibility of tablets which allow him to produce large scale, detailed paintings despite the physical challenges presented by his disability.
Initially, the use of technology in place of the more traditional mediums posed a challenge to Jason as he felt conflicted about the validity of making digital art, feeling he was possibly betraying his training in more classic techniques. However, in recent years Jason has come to truly embrace the possibilities of digital technologies to create art and expand his work from purely 2D paintings.
As well as developing his own artistic practice Jason has also worked on a number of community projects producing work in collaboration with thousands of children and adults around the country.
Jason has now ‘truly embraced the pixel’ and creates fully interactive sculptures, 3D prints and lightboxes, using augmented reality technology. He now uses this technology to expand his practice to create interactive sculptures and lightbox paintings, along with augmented reality experiences.
In 2020 Jason was announced at being the recipient of the Adam Reynolds Award, from SHAPE Arts. Through which he was commissioned to create a new interactive sculpture for the Folkestone Triennial, which will be unveiled in September 2021. Jason has described this as being the best thing that has happened to him as a professional artist.