i. I work as a Visual artist and I wear many hats.
ii. I do this creative work because:
I’ve been doing it for so many years, there’s no turning back now.
iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are:
My Dad was a car-dealer so I have learned the gift of the gab.
All artworks are Ink on Paper
iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are:
Staying focused, setting time aside to make new work and to not get sidetracked with my love of collecting ephemera, and celebrity autographs on Pez dispensers.
v. Creative childhood hobbies:
Counting money, watching hockey, and finding stray golf balls.
vi. Other creators who inspire you:
JC2F of the Cough Park Band, Serena McCarroll and her Pez Movie, Dave Attell, Carol Moiseiwitsch, The Canadian Romantic – Robert Dayton.
vii. Training that has helped me succeed in this career:
HB Beal Art in London Ontario with Joseph Hubbard’s class, Eric Metcalfe performance video class at Emily Carr.
viii. The biggest myth about this type of work is:
That you’re always making work in the studio, usually there are many other administrative, promotional and social things to do as an artist.
ix. Some proud career moments:
Recently, was featured on the New York City television newscast NY1 with my youngest son Henry, and soon to be interviewed by a journalist with NYPost.
Save It For Rainy Day
x. If you want to work in my field, I suggest that you:
Be persistent, keep costs low, and when you start doing well invest in real estate.
xi. A professional goal I have for the future:
To own a condo in New York and to display Henry & Jay’s Collection Agency at the Smithsonian.
xii. If you want to see my work, go to:
• Art Market San Francisco Art Fair:April 26-April 29 at Fort Mason Center, Booth #501 http://artmarketsf.com/for-visitors/hours-location/
•In Vancouver, Back Gallery Project, Upcoming summer show TBA http://www.backgalleryproject.com/jason-mclean.html
•In Los Angeles, Wilding Cran Gallery http://wildingcran.com/jason-mclean/
•In London, Ontario, Michael Gibson Gallery http://gibsongallery.com/artists/jason-mclean/
•In NYC, Printed Matter
• Online: https://jasonmclean.weebly.com/
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