A product of the Philly suburbs I have been creating artwork since I could pick up a pencil. My younger years were dominated by watercolor where I was fortunate to learn from a current day master, James Browne. High school introduced me to oil colors, an introduction I was very grateful for. Oil became my medium of choice and one in which I could really start creating unique work. From there Kutztown University gave me a look into the business side of art and I came away with a Bachelor in Business Marketing and a two year study in Graphic Design.
Finishing my education coincided with starting to take commissions from large military organizations and branches as well as blessing families of fallen soldiers with portraits of their loved ones. This gave me an incredible opportunity to use my talents in a positive and meaningful way. One of the most memorable clients I have worked for was the Naval Special Warfare Command, more commonly known as Navy SEAL teams. This brought opportunities to work with the family members from the book and movie ‘Lone Survivor’. For my work in this area I have gained multiple awards and have had my artwork travel all over the country as centerpieces in galleries and memorials. Though I will always be open to accepting commissions for our military it was time for me to open the next chapter of my art career.
Tattooing has become one of the premier art forms over the last 20 years, it’s unique application and very alive canvas makes it something that I want to be a part of. Getting an opportunity to apprentice under Drew Harris at Double Deez Tattoos has given me an immediate passion for the craft. Putting all I can into every tattoo and having a mentality that I can always learn more is how I plan on devoting myself to the years to come.
Any interest in a commissioned painting or if you want to be tattooed by me feel free to message me JasonNicholsonArt@gmail.com
Both my paintings hanging in the UDT/Navy SEAL museum in Fort Pierce, FL.