Jason Patrick Jenkins

Home / Museum / ARC Living Artists

Jason Patrick Jenkins

ARC Associate Living Master TM

Canadian 21st Century Realist artist

Born 1979

Born in Newfoundland, Canada



  • Artworks
  • Biography
  • Awards
  • Galleries
  • Event Listing



Oil on canvas

30.5 x 40.6 cms | 12 x 16 ins



Oil on Canvas

66 x 119.4 cms | 26 x 47 ins

Coffee Meet


Oil on canvas

39.5 x 31.5 cms | 15 1/2 x 12 1/4 ins

Reading Girl


Oil on canvas

60 x 44 cms | 23 1/2 x 17 1/4 ins



Graphite on paper

59.7 x 37.5 cms | 23 1/2 x 14 3/4 ins

Crescendo, a public demonstration


Oil on canvas

40.6 x 50.8 cms | 16 x 20 ins



Oil on canvas

119.4 x 99.1 cms | 47 x 39 ins



Oil on canvas

50.8 x 40.6 cms | 20 x 16 ins

Composure in Red Chalk


Red Chalk on Paper

63.5 x 48.3 cms | 25 x 19 ins

back to the artworks


Website: www.jasonpatrickjenkins.com
Email: jasonpatrickjenkins@gmail.com

I was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, and I discovered drawing in a time before I can remember. I have always been fascinated with figurative art, and I have striven to be a realist for far longer than I have known what the word meant. I took all the studio art and art history courses offered in my secondary school, and then I went on to get my B.F.A. at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

After university I showed my work in several galleries in Canada, took portrait commissions, gave a few artist talks, did some volunteer work, and I taught art on the side. Eventually, I found my attempts at a realist career failing in a gallery system more interested in modern art, and moved to Korea to teach English.

Teaching in Korea gave me time to re-evaluate my career, research technique, and hone my craft. I had time to reflect on the state of the art world, and I recommitted myself to making realist art that promotes beauty and a sense of purpose. I want to contribute to a revival of traditional art-making and a reinvestment of value and interest from a currently disenfranchised and alienated public. I want to use art to awaken compassion and sensitivity in a generation that has been dulled by nihilism and desensitization. Great art can provide transcendence, clarity of vision, and a sense of purpose. In the age in which we live, we as a society have an unfulfilled holistic need, and I believe traditional humanist art can help fill that need. I believe in the power and importance of humanism in art-making and its ability to benefit society. I believe it is the vocation and even the responsibility of artists to create and promote values in society, and to work toward fulfilling the needs of it and its individuals. That is the very important contribution I want to make to society and to my generation, and it is the legacy I want to leave to future generations.

Since then, I have moved to Philadelphia and completed the 4 year advanced fine art program at ARC Approved Studio Incamminati. During my studies I showed my work repeatedly, demoed on occasion, and was published in the pages of International Artist Magazine. I am now a fellow and teacher at the school, where I am working on my new body of work with the support of a Stobart Foundation Grant. I aim to produce work that speaks to us deeply, addressing who we are and how we live, by recontextualizing instances and figures from our narrative history, and examining themes that are timeless, universal, and significant to all. 

2017 Fellowship, Studio Incamminati.

2017 Stobart Foundation Grant.

2016 Finalist, 2016 Art Renewal Center Salon.

2016 Coleman D. Witte Scholarship.

2016 Studio Incamminati 2016/2017 Scholarship.

2016 Shirl Smithson Memorial Scholarship, Oil Painters of America.

2015 Finalist, The Kingston Prize, Canada’s Portrait Contest, 2015.

2015 Coleman D. Witte Scholarship.

2015 Studio Incamminati 2015/2016 Scholarship.

2014 Urania Christy Tarbet Scholarship 2014/2015.

2014 Finalist, 2013/2014 Art Renewal Center Salon.

2014 Finalist, International Artist Magazine, Challenge #81. Still Life.

2013 Studio Incamminati 2013/2014 Scholarship.

2013 ARC Associate Living Master – The Art Renewal Center

2013 Finalist, 2012/2013 Art Renewal Center Salon.

2013 Finalist, International Artist Magazine, Challenge #74. People and Figures.

Gora Gallery/ Galerie Gora

279 Sherbrooke Ouest, Suite 205

Montreal, Quebec, Canada




11 April 2018 to 20 June 2018

Form Painting with the Figure, at Studio Incamminati Wednesdays from 6pm - 9pm

340 N 12th St, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA

399 USD