Jason Gathorne-Hardy grew up and lives in Suffolk. He trained as a Zoologist at Oxford University, but his fascination with livestock and wildlife inspired him to experiment in art, initially with wood carving and later with graphite and natural pigments. He had his first solo exhibition at Reed's Wharf Gallery in London in 1995 and since then he has worked along the Thames, in Sussex, Essex, Wales and New Zealand, returning to Suffolk in 2001. He now lives in the upper reaches of the Alde Valley.
He likes to sit with the animals he draws and this close proximity enables him an intimate view which might, for instance, include cow dribble. His sure hand and sharp senses produce a definite handwriting in his work that connects us to his subject.
Visit the Alde Valley Spring Festival website - Jason is the festival founder