Jason Prigge

Jason Prigge

Plein Air Artist and Oil Painter

Jason Prigge

Artist Statement:

The art of seeing is the constant goal, to refine my sight into pure emotion evidenced through brushmanship and color. I want to share the experience and magic that I see in a certain subject. My brushwork and colors are not refined, because I am not refined.. I want my paintings to be expressive and bold with no regrets. Exactly how I have chosen to live my life, alla prima.

Biography:
Wisconsin native Jason Prigge has been drawing and painting from life for as long as he can remember. Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan he discovered early on the beauties of the ever-changing Midwest atmosphere. After high school he ventured to the Pacific Northwest which only enhanced and heightened his sensitivity towards the landscape and the art of painting on location. After travel- ing the country, Prigge finally settled in the same place he started from, the shores of Lake Michigan. “The art of seeing is the constant goal,” Prigge says. “To refine my sight into pure emotion evidenced through brushmanship and color, that is my goal. I want to share the experience and magic that I see in a certain subject.” Prigge, called a “Plein Air Extraordinaire” by the Herald Times Reporter, is well known for his bold and juicy brushwork, complemented by atmosphere and delicate strokes that evince emotion. “My brushwork and colors are not refined, because I am not refined. I want my paintings to be expressive and bold with no regrets. Exactly how I have chosen to live my life, alla prima.” Prigge works out of his studio in Manitowoc Rapids and shares his life with his lovely wife Tina and their precocious son Teak. He can be found tramping across the Wisconsin landscape searching for the perfect brushstroke.
Achievements:
  • BEST IN SHOW – 2010 – Wauwatosa Plein Aire Festival
  • 2ND PLACE – 2010 – West Bend Celebrate Regner – “Paint the Park”
  • 2ND PLACE – 2010 – Pewaukee Plein Air Competition
  • HONORABLE MENTION – 2010 – Oconomowoc Plein Air Competition
  • HONORABLE MENTION – 2011 – Kewaskum Plein Air Competition
  • JURORS’ RECOGNITION AWARD – 2011- Cedarburg Plein Air
  • 2ND PLACE – 2011 – Milwaukee Domes Art Festival
  • 1ST PLACE – 2012 – Bradenton Florida – Paint the Town Quick
  • 2ND PLACE – FAME Plein Air Event Mukwonago
  • HONORABLE MENTION – 2012 – New Berlin Plein Air Competition
  • 1ST PLACE – 2012 – Plymouth Plein Air Competition
  • 2ND PLACE – 2012 – Plein Air Moab Red Cliffs Quick Draw (Moab, UT)
  • HONORABLE MENTION – 2012 – Plein Air Moab (Moab, UT)
  • Friends of the Riverfront PURCHASE AWARD – 2013 – Beloit, Edge of the Rock Plein Air
  • PROMOTIONAL IMAGE for 2014 Award – 2013 – Milwaukee Domes Art Festival
  • BEST DOWNTOWN BEAUTIFICATION AWARD – 2013 – Maritime Mural, WI Department of Tourism
  • HONORABLE MENTION – 2014 – Cedarburg Plein Air Competition
  • FIRST PLACE – 2014 – Dockside Quick Paint, Door County Plein Air Festival
  • BEST IN SHOW – 2014 – Lake Moon Festival, Concordia University and Cedarburg Art Museum
  • HONORABLE MENTION – 2014 – Milwaukee Domes – Art Festival Plein Air Competition
  • MERIT AWARD – 2014 – Plymouth Paint the Town – Plein Air Competition
  • Oil Painting 100%
  • Plein Air 100%