Jason Van Pelt

Artist + Jason Van Pelt

The goal of my art is to capture authentic experiences in a society that is increasingly filled with artifice and faux luxury. For many of us, reality is less about the pursuit of happiness than the avoidance of anxiety and suffering. I attempt to do so by creating images that depict sublime moments, objects and scenes of beauty, as well as noteworthy people who have contributed to society or my own life in a meaningful way.


I’m inspired by the simplicity of iconography and its ability to reduce an idea or subject to its essence, focusing on a primary characteristic or inherent truth. I choose limited palettes to emphasize specific color relationships and accentuate the shapes and lines of my compositions.


My style employs a flat, illustrative approach that favors a lack of brushstrokes, mimicking the perfection possible with a machine or printed process, while allowing the imperfection inherent in the human hand to remain present and unmistakable.


My hope is to invite the viewer to look deeper into the picture, both metaphorically into the subject matter, as well as physically into the execution of the painting, to wonder whether it was produced by man or machine. I aim to provide the audience with a depth of experience, encouraging them to get close to the work and wonder not only 'why was this done?' but also 'how was this done?'

NEW ORLEANS 

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Stephen Rooney Painting
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Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
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Gabrielle Tolliver
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Virginia Candler Painting
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Virginia Candler
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Jessie Chappuis Painting
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Jessie Chappuis
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MILAGROS Collective Painting
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Amzie Adams Painting
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David Lang Painting
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Katie Yaquinto Painting
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Emma Fick Painting
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Jacques Soulas Painting
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Lee Morais Painting
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Lee Morais
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Nancy Lassen Painting
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Nancy Lassen
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Sadako Lewis Painting
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Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
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Cheryl Anne Grace
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John Turner Painting
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Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
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Camille Barnes
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Charles Hoffacker Painting
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Charles Hoffacker
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Michael Eble Painting
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Charissa Owens Painting
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George McClements Painting
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George McClements
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Anne Blenker Painting
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Josie Azuma Painting
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Josie Azuma
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Danielle Keys Painting
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Danielle Keys
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Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
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Carnival Series
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
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Saegan Swanson Painting
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Saegan Swanson
Swamp Creatures
Morgan Allain Painting
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Freezy Pop Time
Max Bernardi Painting
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Max Bernardi
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Kristy Oustalet Duke Painting
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Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
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Sarah Nelson
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Mary Scinto Painting
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Emily Pullin Painting
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Brett Henderson Painting
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Maddie Stratton Painting
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Maddie Stratton
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Kate R. Hanrahan Painting
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George Dolgy Painting
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Cassidy Breaux Painting
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seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
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Jessica Strahan
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Shelby Little Painting
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"Birds of a Feather: Cockatoo"
Stephanie Reed Painting
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Stephanie Reed
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Nicole Ockmond Painting
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Nicole Ockmond
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BE3K . Painting
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Old Blue Jalopy
Ron Smith Painting
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Caroline Youngblood Painting
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Cierra English Painting
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Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
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Leah Morace Painting
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Leah Morace
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Matty Whitcomb Painting
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Matty Whitcomb
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Painting
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Painting
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Painting
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Rebecca Birtel Madura
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Adam Sambola Painting
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"River Boat"
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Lorin Vieira
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Brent Houzenga Painting
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Brent Houzenga
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Heather Bird Harris Painting
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Heather Bird Harris
I Wish I Knew
Catherine Walker Painting
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Catherine Walker
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
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Paige DeVries
Indigo 4
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Alanna Ali
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
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The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
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Ella Albrecht
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabriel Flores
Bring Back Louisiana
Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
MONROE
Vitus Shell
My people were fair and had sky in their hair
Johnny King Painting
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Johnny King
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
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Thomas Deaton
Serenity
Anne McLeod Painting
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Anne McLeod
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Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
RUSTON
Maggie Jones Boudreaux
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Connie Kittok Painting
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Connie Kittok
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Kris Muntan Painting
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Kris Muntan
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Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Alexandra Kilburn
When the River Can't Wait to Reach the Ocean
Kat Ryalls Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kat Ryalls
Bring Back Louisiana
Vergie Banks Painting
LAFAYETTE
Vergie Banks
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