Art Prints Available – Lady Liberty I

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” – Emma Lazurus

One of my favorite landmarks is the Statue of Liberty.

Ever since I first visited Miss Liberty, her iconic silhouette forever remains in my mind.  As a young man, standing at the base of Liberty Island, and looking up to Her torch, I got a shiver down my spine.  There was some sort of magic in that moment.  An inspirational moment that brought an awareness to me that this was much more than some statue that you could buy keychains and trinkets of.  Yes, the keychains may live on, but the connection, the sense of wonder, that magical moment will forever be ingrained in my soul.  

I hope you feel the same freedom I felt when I painted this.

Peace and Live Creatively!

Free Checklist of my recommended Travel Art Kit Supplies

Feeling mentally & emotionally drained?

Feeling trapped inside your 4 walls?

Need a moment of peaceful & mindful inspiration?

Creativity is the key to help you feel mentally and emotionally refreshed, re-charged, and re-ignited.  For me, getting outside and creating artwork is the ultimate reset. 

Nature provides an open invitation to get outside and do some sketching and painting. I love being able to get outside and escape from the daily grind. But, sometimes the thought of  lugging around oodles of art supplies (paper, paints, pens, pencils, brushes, etc…) would stop me from going outside.  Laziness? Perhaps.

I took action and decided to give my lazy-self a kick in the butt and put together a minimal art travel kit. 

The kit is compact and lightweight making  it easy to carry and do some sketching or painting on-the-go.

For free pdf download of  my complete checklist of the supplies I use in my travel kit, click the button below.

Peace and Live Creatively.  – Jason

Oh…and, by the way….No!  You do not need to be an “artist” to enjoy the benefits feeling mentally and emotionally refreshed by creating artwork.  Anybody can do it. I will show you how in an upocoming online course.

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time, in a land of our imagination……This ink and watercolor castle illustration is inspired by the princesses and princes of fairy tale wonder and their ‘happily ever afters’.

Prints (framed or unframed) and other accessories are available for purchase in my online art gallery.

Enjoy this image as your mind drifts off to wondrous places.

Peace and Live Creatively!

Face Masks Available

Help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Face Masks are now available on my online gallery store. Select from Batman, Joker, Hearts, and Disney themes. Scroll through the page and click “Buy Now” to go to the gallery page for more details. I can also create custom artwork for you. Contact me via the subscribe form at the top of the page to discuss. Peace & Live Creatively!

Happy Earth Day!

Framed image of “Embrace the World” painting by Jason J Nicholas.

I will be forever inspired by out planet’s beauty! This acrylic painting was inspired by Nature and her worldly splendor. Prints are available on my online Gallery Store by clicking the button below.

In the comments below, what are some of the ways you like to celebrate the spirit of our planet. For me it is through art and photgraphy.

Peace and Live Creatively!

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Quote of the day…

photo by Jason J Nicholas

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

Henry David Thoreau

New architectural sketch series in the works.

I am working on a new series of ink-washed architectural sketches and an introduction to sketching video course to go along with it.

Be sure to subscribe to my email list in the form at the top of the page to see my newest sketching and updates on my video sketching course.

Peace & Live Creatively!

Work in progress. Ink sketch of Cinderella’s castle.
Work in progress. Ink Sketch of Cinderella’s Castle

Work in progress. Ink Sketch of Cinderella’s Castle

On Why I Create Paintings & Drawings

I never give my artwork a title until the piece is finished. I wait to see what reveals itself on the canvas. I paint from the heart. From emotion. From my core inner being. I paint when I’m in a bad mood. A good mood. A ‘whatever’ mood. I paint to stop time. To freeze a feeling. To savor a moment.

I trust in the process of creation. The process of exploring. The process of doing. I’m inspired by nature. By music. By love. By family. By architecture. By design. By food. By You. By Being.

Each artwork that I create is a piece of me. I create to share a bit of joy. Share a glimmer of hope. Share a smile. A feeling of warmth. Of wisdom. Of wit. A spark to ignite creativity. To change your mood. Your perspective. Your state of being.
Peace and Live Creatively!

Heart of the City

One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.

Tom Wolfe

Cities have their own unique energy and vibe. Whenever I visit NYC, I feel a pulse unlike any other place I have ever been.

OH, The Spirit!

There is no doubt that current events inspire creative expression. This piece was created just over a year ago. Use these times to get in touch with your inner creative spirit – whether it be drawing, painting, music, dance, writing, cooking….the possibilities are endless.

Skill up on Creativity!

Peace and Live Creatively!

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“Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.” 

VICTOR HUGO, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Color, Yes Please.

During this season of change, choose to be the bright vibrant colors that can bring a spark of joy.

Peace & Live Creatively!

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Social Distancing ≠ Self Distancing

Social Distancing doesn’t mean to distance yourself from yourself.

Social distancing can be a time to restablish an inner connection with yourself by using the gift of imagination and creativity that we all have.

Legos can be a great way to tap into your child-like imagination. Today, I am getting ready to rework a Lego design of the Wonka factory that I whipped up a few years ago.

What is something from your youth that you enjoyed creating?

Post your comments below.

Peace and Live Creatively!

Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.

Willy Wonka

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Join me for Med-ink-tation Time.

Dear Friends:

Looking to clear your mind and get back to a state of zen?

Or maybe you just want to clear your brain to allow for some new inspired creativity.

I want to share with you a practice I have been doing for some time now. I call it "med-ink-tation".

It's a combination of sketching and meditation.

You don't have to be an artist. Anybody can do it. 🙂

Enjoy the video (it's only 6 minutes long).

Be sure to leave any questions and/or comments here or on the youtube video.

If you like the video, please give it a thumbs up on Youtube.

Sending you endless gratitude and positive healthy vibes.

Peace and Live Creatively!

-Jason

Newest ink-spired painting…