ABOUT THE FEATURED ARTIST
Jason Beam has been working professionally in the field of digital illustration since 1995. Born and raised in Great Falls, Montana, he moved to Colorado in 1993 to begin his formal education at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design where he studied illustration, including computer-aided and more traditional techniques. He then continued on to attend Platt College where he delved into electronic pre-press and graphic design programs. Currently, Jason lives and works in Montana. In addition to operating a fine art studio and teaching an advanced Adobe Photoshop course at Montana State University College of Technology, Jason is employed full-time as an Art Director for the Walker Design Group.
Jason Beam Studios
The nightmarish visions that Jason Beam creates are best described as “...sensual goth, elegant horror and cryptically surreal” (Pandora Magazine). The illustrative story-telling of classic macbre tales has etched Jason's style into the minds of many. His work has been featured in numerous publications, such as Peterson’s PhotoGraphic, Dark Realms, Digital Imaging, Obskure, Ravenous, Rue-Morgue, Design News Week and the Big Book of Photography. Jason’s talents have been displayed at the Echo Gallery in Chicago, the Renaissance 2K Travelling Exhibition, the 2000 & 2001 Cannes Film Festival, and his lovely “Joan of Arc” piece is on permanent display at the Centre Jeanne D’Arc Museum in Orleans, France. He has recently finished a showing at Echo Gallery in Chicago.
"With an uncanny eye for elements which make others squirm in their seats, Jason Beam has created unbelievable digital worlds that are both beautiful and haunting. His triumphs in the gothic genre echo the mind of a true artist - one who is not afraid of his inner-demons, but rather finds a need to put them on display for all to be amazed by. To use a single statement is difficult, but - if forced to do so - it is not overzealous to claim that Beam's works are nothing short of modern masterworks in a brave new realm of artwork."
-Ted Geoghegan, filmmaker