Once you’ve discovered your truth, there's no going back. Art is my truth.
Hello, my name is Jason Hill and I'm pretty much a one man show so I won't be talking in the third person or trying anything clever. I am Northern Paiute (Ona’a dhicutta), Western Shoshone, and a descendant of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians.
I enjoy working in various mediums such as watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils, pastels, and mixed media. I'm also a traditional ledger artist.
I don't confine myself to any one style but rather enjoy the experimental aspects of art, yet hold true to my purpose of conveying cultural story and interpretation and honoring my ancestors.
In addition, I create traditional Native American jewelry with a contemporary vibe. I'm learning woodworking and look forward to further exploring other media such as clay and sculpting.
My background in art sort of happened by accident. Though I've always been creative making traditional crafts as a kid (necklaces, dreamcatchers, drums, arrowheads, etc.), I discovered I had a talent for painting by accident in early 2015.
The short of that story is I was working on a fundraising project with an art gallery. I was unable to get enough artists to participate so I went and bought a ton of paint and canvas and went to work...I found out not only could I paint but that I really enjoyed it!
Fast-forward, I am not classically trained, though I am fortunate to have a great mentor and fellow Native artist that took me under his wing and has put up with my shenanigans. Pesha u (thank you) brother Ray Valdez for always having space for me in the studio, taking the time to pass on teachings, and for all you do for our people.
In a short period of time art has become that something special, that missing piece in my life...my truth.
I am just beginning this journey and I'm excited to share with all those who choose to come along. Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about me. Feel free to contact me anytime to buy me tacos, inquire about my work or about a custom piece or just to say hi.
Artist/Owner of Indigenized