This new series by Jason Towne titled "Jazz Night" started out as a five piece series, but only three made the final cut. Enjoy!
Jazz music has become a huge positive influence in my life. Back in the Fall/Winter of 2009 a couple of rainy storms passed through San Luis Obispo and wow did the time seem to drag on and on. In those days the rain was not something I enjoyed very much so I searched for some background music to pass the time. Then I found it...Jazz. The smooth sounds of Jazz where three or four instruments are woven together have a huge positive impact on my mood and creativity. The Stand up Bass rolls up with a groove while inviting the Drums to join the rhythm. Then the Piano and horns (Trumpet or Saxophone usually) warm it all up. Here are some of my favorites. Dave BrubeckOscar PetersonJohn Coltrane
Prior to finding Jazz I never understood people when they said "I love the rain". I understand what that feels like now. I love the rain too, and shoot--let's face it--Jazz makes it that way...
My Inspiration for this series was sparked by the last night on our family cruise to Canada. On that night my Niece, Nephew and I were having drinks In the Jazz Club named the "Neptune's Lounge", and what a great time it was! As the music played, I knew a colorful Jazz themed series was forming in my head and I couldn't wait to create it. Hope you like it!
Cheers to good music and good company! -Jason Towne
Preparing for My Art Show at Ascendo in San Luis Obispo, CA. Opening Night Friday Sept. 1st 6-9pm
December 6th 2016
Color is beauty. All colors work together to comunicate a story. Stroies about love, gratitude, loss, creativity, redemtion, freedom, authenticity. True colors are bright colors and who doesn't want bright colors to cut through any looming darkness. I love color. -Jason Towne
Born in 1977, Jason Towne grew-up in the "South Bay" approximately 40 minutes south of San Francisco. Born into a family with one older brother and one younger sister, his family moved like gypsies from one city to the next.
Drawing in class was how Jason spent his childhood. His passion for creating art was at first, limited to pencil on paper. Daily sketching produced a dynamic familiarity with form and perspective. In high school, Jason had an art teacher who inspired him to create works utilizing other mediums such as clay and paint. While still in high school, Jason was sent to study graphic design for two years at the Central County Occupational Center, commonly known as CCOC.
Jason's artistic expression launched to an enhanced state after his Mother Stephanie's passing in 2002. "The death of my Mother threw me into an emotional lions den." During her final days, a life-long friend of Stephanie's presented Jason with a request; a request to convert the sketch of a face Jason had drawn into a painting. Jason did, and the result was a personal, uplifting sense of freedom. He now paints to stay on a path, always leading him back to emotional freedom.
I mainly use primary and secondary colors to create my artwork. You’ll see lots of red, blue, and yellow, followed by green, orange, and occasionally, pink and purple. Most of my work consists of bold brushstrokes and stenciling. I deal with the subjects of protecting the innocent, and preserving individual freedom. I symbolize innocence and freedom by using the imagery of birds, candles, trees, and text.
My abstractions also contain bold brushstrokes and tend to be made up of compartmentalized shapes and colors. When I start to paint an abstraction, my hand and mind want to divide the surface into manageable, workable areas. This method of organizing space helps me to make many small decisions that come together to create the final painting.
As children we’re all creative, whether coloring in coloring books or drawing wonderful masterpieces for family and friends. That childhood joy of creativity is what drives me, and if you understand that, you can definitely understand me, and my art.
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