Jason Polins is a Bostonian who began his career in his early teens, drawing poster designs for high school plays. Early on he was invited to participate in a college level class to study the figure at Boston University, where he would later go on to attend as a full time undergraduate student.
He received his BFA from Boston University in 1994 and went on to study in Florence Italy at The Florence Academy of Art. During that time he honed his skills as a realist painter, fulfilling his studies in 1997 and receiving their certificate of completion. Upon returning to Boston he has continued painting and studying with various notable painters, such as Nelson Shanks in Philadelphia, and Gary Hoffmann in Boston. Having always felt a strong connection to the heritage of painters of The Boston School of Painting he endeavors to pursue the ideals of strong drawing skills, composition, and color in each of his own works.
Jason’s work has appeared in quarterly issues of Drawing Magazine and in the annual edition of Strokes of Genius – The Best of Drawing.
He keeps a studio in Somerville, MA where he conducts classes as well as works on his own art. Classes are held weekly and include critiques demonstrations and technique work.