Jason P. Nelson is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where, buy the age of 16, had already had commercial success with
his paintings and murals for both private and public industries. After a brief stint as an art student at Sheridan College in the
mid 1990’s, Jason relocated to Victoria British Columbia to study the ancient art of stone carving. In 2000, Jason relocated to
Thunder Bay, Ontario where he was hired as resident sculptor at the Thunder Bay Agate Mine where he presided until the
mine was closed to the public later that year.
Since then, Jason’s reputation as a stone sculptor has soared. His sculptures and hand crafted bowls can be found in both
private and public collections throughout North America, as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Kuiwait, and Europe. In
addition, the city of Thunder Bay has purchased a number of his works as gifts for visiting dignitaries.
In 2010, Jason was awarded first place in the category of Representative Sculpture at the American Art Awards for his
sculpture entitled “Veined Octopus.” That same year, Jason received a Northern Arts Grant from the Ontario Arts Council, to
finance the sculpture he calls, “Yoga for Lovers” which is carved out of a 2700 lb piece of Cararra Marble. In 2012, Jason’s
“Midnight Bubbly” sculpture was purchased by theUSA network’s “Suits” to be used as a prop during Season Two.
Presently, Jason is working on several commissioned pieces for private sale. He now splits his time between Sault Ste. Marie
and Thunder Bay, where he resides with his two sons, Jordan and Troy.
Kaa the Snake
Wonderstone (AKA Pyrophyllite)
with goldplated amethyst (eyes) and an unidentified specimen (tongue)
19"x 12"x 8"
Alabaster with Hematite Eyes on Lake Superior Green Granite Base
15" x 10" x 9"