About Jason

Jason Walker is highly regarded for his mature and sensitive portraits and his thoughtful depictions of everyday objects. His approach to painting is accompanied by a command of tonal values and a refined use of colour, which both inform and give a subtle presence to his chosen subject.

Jason Walker graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 1992.  As well as a series of solo and mixed exhibitions, he has won prizes in the Discerning Eye Exhibition, the Hunting Art Prize and exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery's BP Portrait Award, for the last 5 years .In 2004 he won the Holburne Portrait Prize, and was commissioned to paint Glastonbury Festival founder, Michael Eavis. The portrait is now in the permanent collection at the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath.

In 2005 Jason painted the artist Bryan Pearce; this portrait was given to the Truro Museum, as part of The Bryan Pearce Bequest. Jason works in Trewarveneth Street Studios, which is part of the The Borlaise Smart and John Wells Trust in Newlyn, Cornwall.

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Education

Graduated from Falmouth College of Art 1992.

Studio

Jason works from The Borlase Smart John Wells Trust studios in Newlyn Cornwall.

Awards

2007

Prize Winner Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London.

2005

Winner 25th Anniversary Prize Hunting Art Prize London.

2004

Winner Holburne Contempory Portrait Prize, Holburne Museum Bath.

Works in public collections

Portrait of Bryan Pearce, The Truro Museum Cornwall.

Portrait of Micheal Eavis, The Holburne Museum Bath.

Works selected for public exhibitions

2008

The New English Art club Mall Galleries London.

2008

B.P. portrait award National Portrait Gallery.

2007

Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London.

2007

B.P. Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London.

2006

National Portrait Gallery, Mystery Portrait Show 150 years Anniversary Celebrations London.

2006

B.P. Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London.

2005

Open Painting Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy.

2005

B.P. Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London.

2004

Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London.

2003

B.P. Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery London.

Solo exhibitions

2008

Beaux Art Bath

2007

Artonomy Fine Art Truro

2006

Artonomy Fine Art Truro

2004

Lemon Street Gallery Truro

2002

Lemon Street Gallery Truro

Mixed exhibitions

2008

Mixed Exhibition Lemon Street Gallery

2008

Christmas exhibition Beaux’s art Bath

2008

Summer exhibition Hilton Young Penzance

2008

Chelsea art fair. Chelsea Pensioners Stand

2008

Chelsea art fair Beaux Art Bath

2008

Thompson Gallery London

2007

Chelsea art fair Beaux Art Bath

2007

London Art Fair Beaux Art Bath

2007

Thompson Gallery London

2006

Artonomy Fine Art Mixed Christmas Show Truro

2006

Beaux Arts Bath Selected Works

2006

Beaux Arts Bath 25th Anniversary invitational show

2006

Thompsons Gallery London

2005

London Art Fair

2005

Beaux Art Gallery Bath

2005

Spring Show Richmond Hill Gallery London

2004

The Hunting Art Prizes London

2004

Thompson Gallery London

2004

Christmas Exhibition Beaux Art Bath

2003

Beaux Arts Gallery Bath