I am so excited to announce that I have SEVEN of Steve Jasper‘s original pastel drawings and oil paintings hanging here at Jana’s RedRoom. You have to come check these beauties out!! Jana’s RedRoom is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11-5,
Friday and Saturday: 4-9 and Sunday and Monday: Appointment only
So get down here … these are a must see!
Steve Jasper’s Artist Statement:
Exploring rhythm and color through figurative art has always been a passion of mine. I see color as substance; it is its own entity. You can see it surrounding form, in the atmosphere, even in the shadows…especially in the shadows.
I studied illustration at Brandes Art Institute and California Art Institute. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
My career soon turned to computer art and animation. My years of working as a 3D animator have greatly contributed to my understanding of light and movement. In a 3D environment the artist sets up his whole world, he places every light and camera, chooses all the colors and textures and even depth of field. Bringing this knowledge into my paintings has contributed to my unique style.
My primary mediums are oil and pastel. I begin a painting with a live model; usually a dancer or other performer. I prefer using pastel for shorter studies where I’m freer to experiment with gesture and color. For larger and more complex paintings I tend to use oil paint on canvas. As always gesture, color and light create beauty and tell my story.