Jason Hawkridge is an established multi disciplinarian artist who lives and works in Walthamstow, East London. Full time artist Hawkridge has been intrinsically creative from a young age and found a passion for drawing during his school years, discovering a love of diagrams and geometric shapes. Something which has continued through his artwork today.
Since his early career as a commercial illustrator working for clients such as Nike and Mont Blanc, his monochrome palette in pencil and charcoal has evolved organically to a wider palette of acrylic paint on both canvas and board, and large scale wall murals.
His application of colour is often bold and yet his innate understanding of subtlety of tone is evident in the distressed paint finishes he produces creating atmosphere and textural depth.
Hawkridge’s highly successful collaborations with developers and interior designers such as Cuturi Studio, Studio Ashby, Hudson & Mercer have featured in worldwide interiors publications. His cutting edge distressed feature walls in private homes, bars, restaurants and luxury developments provide a real talking and selling point to his clients projects.
To produce Art is not so much a choice for Hawkridge but a need to create. Combining his own skill set and his client’s brief has enabled him to work in many varied styles and disciplines providing him with a huge amount of experience in many facets of the creative process from conception to completion.
His influences are from the masters past and present, and he has worked with a number of highly regarded artists of our time.
Through his versatility and a mutual interest in geometry and precision draftsmanship Hawkridge recently assisted the world renowned artist Lothar Gotz. Working alongside Gotz on a site specific wall painting producing an almost machine like finish using a specific back painting technique.
Hawkridge also assisted Rebecca Salter RA for Artinsite in realising her brush mark designs using silver leaf for the newly built Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Hospital.
Hawkridge continues to expand his repertoire and take on new mediums and is currently working on a commission for the London Metal Exchange to create a large scale portrait etched on to raw copper cathode of the late Lord Bagri, a popular former chairman.
Jason continues to show in galleries and public exhibitions.