For its first Emerging Artist bio, Jack Swersie, PoconoArts Board Member, interviewed Jason Wiliamson. The following article introduces Jason to the PoconoArts Community:
Winning Second Place in the Landscape Exhibition, Third in both the Abstraction and Look to the Sky Exhibition and First in the Local Landmark Exhibition takes incredible talent! And it was accomplished in a little over a year by Pocono Arts Council member Jason Williamson. Adding to these successes, Jason is now one of five winners of the 2017 ArtPop billboard competition. That is why we have named him as our first “Emerging Artist of 2017”.
Born into an artistic family 31 years ago, Jason moved here from N.J. when he was two years old. His love of art began at a very young age. His artistic skills became further refined through education and several mentors, including renowned local artist John James. He graduated from Pocono Mountain High School, attended Northampton Community College and studied Fine Art at Kutztown University.
Working predominantly in oils, Jason favors a loose impressionistic style and has also mastered the art of abstraction. Both his impressionistic and abstract paintings are equally compelling and both have been prize-winners for this talented young man. When there is an exhibition at the Pocono Arts Council, you are sure to see one or two pieces of Jason’s artwork.