This section is a running ‘diary’ of sorts…i keep all my posts here so I can take a look back (and of course, you can too) and see all the going’s on’s of one Jason Carter.
UPDATE: JANUARY 15, 2011
What a year 2011 has been so far and we’re not even a month into it! Full steam ahead now on the children’s book, WHO IS BOO: The Terrific Tales of One Trickster Rabbit and I’m pretty excited about it. For a couple of reasons. B. Ryan has written over 70 pages of awesome adventures that will introduce the world to our little trickster, Nanabozho, and the challenge for me of course, is to illustrate each page, and I’m totally diggin’ this challenge. At the moment, I’m about 26 paintings in (which will eventually be pages) and loving every second of it. In one part of the story, Nanabozho races over the mountains. I have never attempted to paint landscape. Until this past week. I lamented over colors, design, blend….this was something I’ve always wanted to do and finally just threw myself at it. I wanted to share the result. My first landscape. I can’t wait to do more. Here’s a preview.
The Mountain. (30″ x 40″) Acrylic on canvas.
I call it ‘The Mountain” simply because I conquered it. Going to be a great year….
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 8, 2010
Hello Everybody! What a fall. The September show at the Bearclaw Gallery was a great success…thank you to everyone who came out! The ‘Lone Wolf’ series seemed to capture the most attention, and this painting in particular…
I’ve been busy painting since that show opened though. Big shows coming up. First off, Jackie from the Bearclaw Gallery is having her Christmas Show where many of her artists are featured in a show. The show runs November 27 through December 9, 2010.
Also upcoming, many of you may (or may not) be familiar with the WINTERLIGHT Festival coming up in the new year. Last year they asked me to design a billboard for them that would capture winter as well as promote the festival. This year, they have asked for me to design THREE of the billboards! Seeing as it is The Year of the Rabbit starting February 3, 2011 (and by the way, did you know it’s the Year of the Rabbit!!) look for billboards like this around town in the new year….
Other big news: On April 6, 2011, I will open a show at the ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM called ‘The Terrific Tales Of One Trickster Rabbit’ that will run through to July 6, 2011. This is extremely exciting on several levels, the first being….it’s a show at the Royal Alberta Museum!! Secondly, it will also be the launch of the much anticipated kids book surrounding Nanabozho, called ‘WHO IS NANABOZHO’ (illustrations by Jason Carter, book by Bridget Ryan).
And then there is the news that I am not yet able to release, but let me tease you with this. It is my largest commission to date and will be viewed perhaps by hundreds of thousands of people over the next few decades. I am bursting at the seams to tell-all, and as soon as I am given the green light – I will share!!
In the meantime, I am continuing to work on paintings and carvings. You’ve seen the rabbits and the bears, be it polar or black bear, and you’ve seen the moose and the wolves…well, here is the latest animal that I am anamoured with…the COW!!
The name of this particular piece….’MIDNIGHT COW, BOY’. Of course.
Thanks for checking in, I’ll continue to keep you posted and share the latest musings and paintings from Carterhouse!
ABOUT JASON CARTER Jason Carter is one of Edmonton’s most exciting and accomplished young visual artists. At the age of 30, he is the only artist in Alberta to have had a feature showing at Alberta House on Alberta Day at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and as such, was publicly acknowledged by the Honorable Linsday Blackett at an International Press Conference kicking off the event.
Prior to that, Jason has had two solo shows (Sept 2008 & Dec 2009), both of which were sell-outs, and was commissioned by the Winter Light Festival to design a billboard for their promotional campaign in January 2010. His work has been acquired into many private collections; including Mayor Stephen Mandel, Alberta Foundation of the Arts, Alice Major, and Rogers Media.
His work is currently represented by THE BEARCLAW GALLERY here in Edmonton and at NATIVEART GALLERY in Oakville Ontario. Jason Carter lives and works in Edmonton, Alberta and is member of the Little Red River Cree Nation.