Jasyn Lucas, Born Jason Bighetty, from the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation. Jasyn was born in Flin Flon Manitoba, May 3rd 1979. He grew up and graduated from high-school in Thompson Manitoba. In 1999 Jasyn moved to North Vancouver where he would later graduate from the Studio Art Diploma Program from Capilano University. He studied Printmaking, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting and Art History.
Jasyn’s paintings are done with a combination of both airbrush and hand-painted applications. He encourages the use of both traditional and contemporary practices in his paintings. He also applies this to everyday living as well, preserving tradition while exploring technologies and new ideas.
“My paintings are visions- I sometimes think it comes from my imagination, then realize it may be from someplace more deeper, more divine, when the viewer says ‘ I have been here before.’
“Images and experiences with wilderness, brings a natural energy, a calmness to our wild lifestyles, I aim to have every painting to be that outlet, to be a breath of fresh air”
Jasyn has won numerous awards, including a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in visual arts. He is very active with shows across the country, an active role model in his community of Thompson Manitoba, has an extensive online portfolio, and continues to work out of his studio in Thompson.