Jackson FinnFine Art Photography
At age four Jackson was first introduced to the Ocean by his Grandfather. From that very first moment he became infatuated by its wonder and beauty. His Grandfather, a fisherman, would allow him to tag along, waking him at dawn as they would head out in their tiny boat for a day of fishing. “I can still remember the tranquility and pure beauty I witnessed those early mornings with my Grandpa, watching the sun come up over the horizon and fill the sky.” A lot to take in as four year old, trying to endure the majestic feelings that the ocean displays. From an early age he knew the ocean would become part of his life as he made life decisions to ensure that it would.
Through his many travels along with living in multiple coastal cities both in Florida and California, he has been able to utilize the oceans, it’s beaches and landscapes, drawing inspiration from all. Jackson continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings as this is expressed in his work through the use of bold colors and textures in his paintings, along with style and subject matter of his photographs. Jackson’s work captures and evokes the true sense of nature and the sea. He continues to create new works while residing in Carlsbad, CA with wife and two children .
Satava Art Glass produces an array of stunning hand-blown and solid forms in glass. His work is well known and appreciated throughout the world. His amazing Jellyfish in glass have worked their way into many people’s hearts and homes. Satava hand-blown vases, depicting beautiful natural landscapes, have made many a person melt.
Wade Koniakowsky, one of the nation’s leading ocean-inspired artists, began painting at the age of six and started surfing before he was 12. By blending these two passions, he has gained worldwide recognition for his oil paintings of tropical interpretations. Wade’s work is currently showcased internationally as well as in 17 galleries extending from the East Coast to Hawaii. Wade’s signature paintings can be seen in movies, television shows and international surf competitions such as The North Shore Vans Triple Crown.
Ashton is a world-renowned fine art painter. He grew up in Florida on the wide white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico playing in the emerald waters and sugar like sand. As a child, Ashton was always interested in art, finding many surfaces to draw and create on. Ashton attended Savannah College of Art and Design and in 2001 he packed his surfboard, bag, and paints and headed west for California.
This is where his career as an artist started, and Ashton’s rapid growth began as his innate and practiced ability to interpret nature’s power and beauty along with his unique style of painting has earned him many opportunities and success over the last ten years. Ashton has since moved back to Florida and currently lives in Pensacola with his wife Emilie. His art has been represented and sold in some of the world’s leading fine art galleries and major U.S. cities. Ashton’s art has been collected throughout the entire U.S. and Hawaiian Islands, Japan, Australia, Russia, Greece, and Italy.
Ashton’s pieces are much more than a sunlit landscape or perfect wave, it is about a connection within yourself to the natural world around you, to the power and tranquility of the ocean, and living a life inspired by the beauty that surrounds us.