Jason grew up in rural northeastern Pennsylvania painting wildlife at a young age. Vyacheslav Shevchenko taught him an academic method of drawing and painting the human figure by studying the underlying anatomy and painting from life. As an undergraduate, he was interested in many branches of the sciences including biology, environmental engineering, sustainable agriculture, geology, psychology, and anatomy.
Jason achieved success in art competitions for his luminous naturalistic oil paintings. He was represented by the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco and his paintings have been exhibited at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art graduating magna cum laude while also studying science at various institutions.
After discovering medical illustration, Jason decided to merge his passion for art and science. As a graduate student in the Johns Hopkins Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, he received the Frank Netter M.D. Award for his excellence in academic achievement and anatomical illustration. He earned a Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration in 2022 from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Jason is passionate about illustrating and animating the anatomical, histological, and molecular intricacies of the human body to help elucidate modern medicine. He looks forward to pursuing a meaningful career where his work will teach others about the microscopic inner workings of themselves as well as the macrocosm they are part of and all that is in between. When he is not in the studio, he can be found outside wandering around on foot, skis, wheels, and slacklines.