Jason Sacran Born: Nashville, TN, 1980 Jason Sacran was born and raised in the middle Tennessee area. He began to show interest in creating at a very young age, drawing and making things as early as he can remember. With encouraging support from his mother and others, Jason took this passion into adulthood, graduating with his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Tennessee Technological University. Jason was married with his first child before graduating, and soon had his second child before moving to Fort Smith, Arkansas in 2007. There, Jason became the curator of the Fort Smith Art Center (now Fort Smith Regional Museum), and an instructor at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. He entered into a Masters of Fine Arts degree program at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, CA, but needing to provide for his young family, Jason put his graduate school endeavors on hold. In 2010 he went fulltime as an artist/painter, and has since been invited to many exhibitions and awarded many times with such organizations as the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionists Society among others. Jason has also had featured articles with publications such as Art of the West, Southwest Art, International Artist, Artist Magazine and PleinAir Magazine. Jason also teaches studio and outdoor workshops all over the country. Although known for his figurative work, Jason is quickly rising as a top outdoor painter.
Statement: My interest is in painting/documenting things of today, especially the overlooked and familiar aspects of everyday life – scenes we pass by everyday or people we know, but rarely take the time to fully consider. In the chaos of daily life, I believe we all take the simple and familiar for granted. Sometimes they are the vary things we come to remember and even miss.