JASON DE GRAAF ACRYLIC PAINTINGS – I recently came across an artist by the name of Jason de Graaf. Taking a look at his first piece of art most people would whole-heartily agree that this is a very nice piece of photography, and that’s where it gets a bit more interesting, because it is in fact a painting.
The incredible and realistic paintings, look almost like photographic work or work that is computer generated (CGI) but in fact Jason’s art is meticulously created using acrylic paints which produces such realism.
Jason was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1971. His process of creating such detail in his paintings is to first photograph the subject and then apply his talents to canvas. Each piece starts out as a pencil drawing to which Jason then applies colour using layers of acrylic paints over many days in order to produce an image that reflects almost photographic quality.
Jason studied at the Dawson College in Montreal from 1993 to 1996 and after a successful career creating illustration work he now works full time creating masterful paintings from his studio in Oka, Quebec.
Without a doubt these incredible paintings certainly reflect realism and Jason’s work is represented by a number of galleries around the world and is currently represented and on display at the Plus One Gallery in London and by Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal.
“Many of my paintings are about the relationship of light with reflective and transparent surfaces and my journey to understand those qualities and convey my sense of wonder and intrigue over them.” Jason de Graff.
You can see more of Jason’s work at his website: Jason de Graaf