Jason Parodi - Artist Biography

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Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Jason has called Florida home since 1994, finding his artistic sanctuary in the vibrant community of DeLand. A dedicated painter and sculptor, he finds joy in the process of bringing his creations to life, infusing each piece with his unique perspective and passion.

His creative journey is fueled by a diverse array of influences, ranging from the timeless elegance of Renaissance masters like Michelangelo and Da Vinci to the whimsical imagination of Salvador Dalí and contemporary artist Todd Schorr. Each artist inspires Jason in their own way, encouraging him to explore new techniques and push the boundaries of his medium.

Jason's artwork is a reflection of his deep connection to both the natural world and the realm of imagination. Through his paintings and sculptures, he invites viewers to explore a world where reality and fantasy intertwine, evoking a sense of wonder and nostalgia.

As Jason's artistic journey unfolds, his personal life also takes new turns. Recently, his daughter embarked on her own adventure, venturing off to college to pursue her dreams. With this new chapter opening in his family life, Jason finds himself drawn even more deeply into the pursuit of his art. With the newfound focus on his craft, he dives headfirst into his studio, eager to explore new ideas and techniques. Each brushstroke and sculpting gesture becomes a form of self-discovery, a journey of exploration into the depths of his creativity. As he delves deeper into his art, Jason finds solace and inspiration, forging a path that is uniquely his own.

In early 2024, Jason took a bold step forward by founding ArtWorks DeLand—a hub of creativity and collaboration. Here, he works alongside a talented team of artists, fostering a supportive environment where creativity can flourish and community can thrive. Together, they celebrate the power of art to unite and inspire.