Jason Parker is a portrait painter from New Zealand who’s work is more about capturing the individual inside the skin rather than their appearance on the outside. His exceptionally stylized portraits display brilliant technical skill as well as an understanding of his subjects and a tuned in sensitivity to the human condition. His models, although often blanketed in foliage or other elements of the natural world, seem to live in a fantasy space where nothing else exists beyond the thoughts immediately I their head that that very moment. In todays ever shrinking global community, travel and relocation seem to be an increasingly important aspect of the artist experience and growth. Jason has embraced this tradition and talks to JB and Tom about his motivation for moving from New Zealand to Australia and then from Australia to Berlin as well as how his work has evolved over time and his personal thoughts behind what he makes and how he makes it.