Mentoring Emerging Artists
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MEDIUMS: Oil | Graphite
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technique
Ten years ago, I gave up my professional art practice of Fifteen years to go back to art school for the second time. At Studio Incamminati, I learned methods very different from those I previously employed, and in the six years since my graduation I have reconciled these various methods despite their often-foundational differences. My work currently merges, the Florentine and Venetian schools, as was intended at the Accademia degli Incamminati (the original Incamminati) in the Sixteenth century, and an impressionist palette and Henry Hensche’s method of wielding it, from my training at Studio Incamminati, with the Dutch Method’s approach to temperature, transparency and opacity, carried forward from my career previous to Studio Incamminati.
As a teacher and a lifelong student, the investment of time spent in academia has been a most valuable and a most fortunate opportunity. It has fueled my passion in the studio and in the classroom, where I consider it a duty and a privilege to pass on technique and methodology to those who hunger for them. I take that role very seriously.
From this position in my career and in my life, I look back through time, all the way back to the fog of my earliest memories. Scattered along the way I see the debris of many abandoned ideas, personal experiences, and formative memories. I see the debris collectively as the crumbs of a personal mythology in the earliest stages of incubation, and I see my long-term fixation on the narrative and the figure as the natural extensions of a time-honored vehicle within which to explore it.
I look forward and I see my recent work as in the larval stage, actively evolving into a new iteration that aims to explore contemporary drama and visual effect, and to utilize therapy, experience, and maturity to explore personal mythological narratives, in a manner that addresses the frequently veiled Intersectionality of mental health, abuse, sexuality, gender, and addiction, in a familiar and relatable context.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Technique
Colour & Composition
Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Studio Setup for Art Production
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
Shows & Exhibits
Running Your Art Business the Day to Day
“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
Canadian born, Jason Patrick Jenkins, began his formal art career straight out of high school in 2001, with a 4 year Bachelors of Fine Art (Visual) Degree, specializing in drawing and painting, from Memorial university of, his native, Newfoundland. Over the decade and a half that followed, Jason showed, sold, and taught internationally, extending his reach as far as South East Asia, independently studying several different oil painting methodologies (and specializing in the Dutch Method), and earning the title of Associate Living Master from The Art Renewal Center.
Then in 2013, Jenkins returned to student life, enrolling in an atelier based program, to focus on more traditional practices in a formal environment, at Studio Incamminati, where he spent 4 rigorous years expanding his technical and conceptual knowledge while refining his proficiency with materials and representation. During his studies at Studio Incamminati, Jenkins and his methods were featured in International Artist Magazine, and he was awarded a Stobart Foundation Grant.
Currently Jenkins is a Faculty member at Studio Incamminati, he has been recognized in several international and national contests, shows, and publications, and he has been teaching Fine Art for over 22 years.