A self-taught artist, originally from Gresham, Oregon, Jason moved to Southern California 18 years ago. He's got a somewhat eclectic background. A classically-trained pianist, he played keyboards in a rock band in the late 80s. In 1997 he got a chemistry degree—which he followed up with a few years’ work as a tech in a food lab. He's a former long-distance runner and a former poker player. Prior to covid, he volunteered at a nursing home for a few years, playing piano for them every week. For the last several years Jason has worked in the casino industry--mostly as a poker dealer.
The "art of Jason Marsh" illustrates unexpected turns on familiar situations by pushing the envelope of reality without quite crossing over into fantasy. Such situations typically involve memory-stirring entertainment…an amusement park, a sporting event, a celebration, a game of chance. The subject is then joined by another concept and merges by way of a less obvious, though perhaps more important, idea that pulls them together. The combination makes for an image that really draws you in because the fusion makes sense—in an oddly satisfying way. So, even though, momentarily, it seems impossible, you’re also thinking, “Hey, I can see how that really could happen!”
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