Jason Sacran has a BFA
in painting from Tennessee Tech University, and credits towards
an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. 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 artist/painter, and part-time
instructor for the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Jason is
also the Arkansas state ambassador for the Portrait Society of
America. He has had several exhibitions and been awarded many
times for his works and achievements including 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 an avid plein air painter,
Jason is best known for his figurative and portrait work.
In general, 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.
-Academy of Art University,
San Francisco, CA credits towards M.F.A.
University, Cookeville, TN B.F.A. Painting
-Nossi College of Art
& Design, Goodlettsville, TN