OBJECTIVE: Pursue a career that enables me to practice and continue to learn my craft of painting, drawing and photography through experiences brought on by every day life. .
Using my abilities learned and observed to portray a subject in the best possible way. My technique in drawing allows sharp, precise imagery, and my approach to painting offers vibrant colors and deeper levels to a subject. Using darkroom and studio techniques, along with the desire to create a dramatic atmosphere in my photography, builds on the creativity that drives my art. The opportunities to teach both drawing and photography classes, as well as tutor students in painting, drawing and photography classes, have better honed my abilities in each area. I have taught art courses every year since 2001, including private lessons. With such tasks as matting, canvas stretching, etc. I am able to present my work or others’ work with a more hands-on approach, rather than paying others to do the work. I am currently in collaberation with a writer in creating a graphic novel, which involves storyboard format. I have also worked in cartooning since I was a child, and constantly drawing the characters that have inspired me.
2003-2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Saginaw Valley State University
1996-2000 Study in Fine Arts, Kirtland Community College
present Midland Center For The Arts, Drawing, Painting Instructor
Teach basic drawing and painting skills to children ages 7-12
present COOR Intermediate School District, Photo Instructor (seasonal)
Teach basic photo skills to 5th Grade children
2/2005- Intern, Meleski Productions
3/2005 Assisted photographer in his studio with lighting, set up shoots and painted backdrop. I also learned business aspects of an artist.
2001- Freelance Artist, Nuttall Art
present Draw, paint or photograph subjects to best fit their personality and satisfy the client.
Provide lessons to all ages in drawing and painting
2003- Photo Lab Assistant
§ Maintain inventory
§ Provide assistance to photography students
§ Check out photography materials to students
§ Setup photo printing stations
§ Mix black and white photography chemicals
§ Clean and organize photo lab and studio.
2003-2004 Instructor, Houghton Lake Area Schools
§ In a one week course in the summer of 2002 and 2003, taught children K-12 basic drawing skills such as shapes, shading, perspective, etc..
1996-2000 Art Department Lab Assistant, Kirtland Community College
1. Check out photography materials to students
2. Setup photo printing stations
3. Mix black and white photography chemicals
4. Clean and organize photo lab and studio.
5. Maintain inventory
6. Provide assistance to photography students
1997-2000 Gallery Assistant, Kirtland Community College
§ Display rotating exhibits
§ Clean and organize gallery inventory
§ Set up equipment for display purposes
2009 First Place, Art de Combat 2, Enchante Gallery, West Branch, MI
2009 First Place, Art de Combat 3, Enchante Gallery, West Branch, MI
2004 Honorable Mention, Shiawassee Arts Council Annual Show
2004 First Place Drawing, 1st Place Painting, Ogemaw County Fair.
2003 Best of Show Drawing, 1st Place Painting, Ogemaw County Fair.
2002 Best of Show Victorian Art Show, West Branch, MI
2007 A&J Galleries Bay City, MI
2007 Studio 23 Bay City, MI
2006 Creative Spirit Center Midland, MI
2005 Ogemaw County Fair West Branch, MI
2004 Shiawassee All Media Art Show Owosso, MI
2004 Ogemaw County Fair West Branch, MI
2002 Shiawassee All Media Art Show Owosso, MI
2002 Victorian Art Show West Branch, MI
2002 Ogemaw County Fair West Branch, MI
2001 Christian Art Show Lansing, MI
2000 Jesse Besser Juried Art Show Alpena, MI
2000 Christian Art Show Lansing, MI
1999 Mid-Michigan All Media Art Show Midland, MI
2008 Enchante Gallery West Branch, MI
"The Artwork of Jason Nuttall: Portrayals of Rock and Blues Heroes And Other Inspirations" opened May 24, 2008 and ended June 27, displaying portraits of those who have inspired my work.
1999 Art Venture Art and Framing Gaylord, MI
“Jason Nuttall’s Frozen Images (Slightly Thawed)” opened on April 8th, 1999. The owner of the gallery saw my abilities and approached me to exhibit my work in her shop.
1998 Kirtland Community College Art Gallery Roscommon, MI
“The Fuzzy Perspective of Jason Nuttall” Displayed in the Kirtland Community College Art Gallery in November 1998. The works displayed were black and white photography, drawings and paintings created between 1996 and 1998.
2009 1st Annual West Branch Artist Pool Exhibit, Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, MI
2010 2nd Annual West Branch Artist Pool Exhibit, Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, MI
2007 Saginaw Valley State University BFA Exhibit Saginaw, MI
2001 The Frame Shop West Branch, MI
A group of hand-picked local artists (myself included) exhibited their works in owner’s shop.
NAME Phone Number Relationship
Hideki Kihata (989)964-7141 Saginaw Valley State University Art Chair
Armin Mersmann (989) 631-7890 ext. 1404 Museum School Manager
Joe Donna (989)275-5000 ext.226 Art Dept. Coordinator, Kirtland Community College