Featured Artist: Jacob Tarazoff!

SE Scott Drive by Jacob Tarazoff 9x12 Oil
SE Scott Drive by Jacob Tarazoff
9×12 Oil

Jacob Tarazoff. Nice work! Very different! Love his style. This guy looks like he loves life. I think it’s so cool how he travels around and paints. Check out the photos (link towards end of this post)… This is a nice street scene. Love the colors! The power lines add so much! So nice!

Velvet Hues by Jacob Tarazoff 16x20 Oil
Velvet Hues by Jacob Tarazoff
16×20 Oil

Velvet Hues… pretty cool, eh? This is what Jacob is known for. His love of skiing, rock climbing and snowboarding really shows through in his paintings, doesn’t it? Check out his work, he paints pretty much everything… Great work!

Info from Jacob:

Over the last twenty years I have had some incredible experiences rock climbing and riding my snowboard in the wild areas of the Western US and Canada. It has become important for me to find ways to memorialize these experiences, and oil painting has provided me with a means to record that reaches beyond the scope of photography and video. I want to help people to make their climbing and ski memories something more substantial than just a helmet cam video or a ton of pictures after a ski day. Let me help you make your climb/ski experience last a lifetime, with an archival and fully reproducible original oil portrait by Jacob Tarazoff. Options for ski /climb portraits would be generally be one of three;

-Send me photo references and short synopsis of the day

-Meet me at spot of your choice for a custom climb or ski day portrait

-Meet me at the Festival/Event of your choice for a custom climb or ski day portrait

I was born in Santa Fe New Mexico in 1982, and grew up exploring the high dessert of Northern New Mexico. Snowboarding, rock climbing and mountain biking led to a deeper appreciation for the land and eventually paint and brushes became a means of exploration. I have a BFA from the University of New Mexico, 2006, and have had the opportunity to study with many wonderful painters in and around the Western US. I have had many public showings of my work and have won numerous awards at plein air events throughout the US, and my work is represented in private collections around the world. I am available for commissions, as well as an adventure-painting guide in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and throughout Northern New Mexico.

Check out some photos of Jacob (from his website)- he says:

This is how I roll. Plein air pura vida.

It looks like he has a blast! What a cool way to roll!

All images via JacobTarazoff.com, used with permission…

Catch you back here tomorrow!


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