After the death of his father, and the disappearance of his brother Jake threw himself at his childhood dreams which were filled with comic books and sci-fi. This provided Jake inspirations to follow his dreams as an artist. Following his path to college, the academic world opened Jake’s eyes to the world around him, and filled him with a understanding of the state of art today. Filled with an unyielding love that believes in good art of today, Jake is working hard in bring his masterpieces to life. Today, through his dedicated work, Jake is becoming what some refer to as the “art hero.”
A realist painter living in the mid-west, Jake’s painting style emphasizes classical painting techniques. Although touched by school, his techniques were mostly self taught as he found himself disagreeing with mainstream critical taste . Jake’s work emphasizes a past historical glory in art, and his paintings of heroes are becoming a leading part of a revival in classical art.
Jake’s artwork has acquired national and international recognition. The work of this young artist has been recently showcased in the Wetpaint Exhibition at the Zhou B art center in Chicago, and also an upcoming show in New York City where the artist William Bailey has juried his work at the Prince Street Gallery. Jake has won multiple awards for his artwork and has received many reviews of his work. His work is collected nationally and internationally.