About Jacob Matthew la Cour
Growing up in Wyoming, I spent a lot of time indoors during the long winters. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember and my textbooks were often filled with drawings in the margins. In high school, I discovered oil painting and was immediately drawn to the added depth it offered compared to my pencil drawings. I learned basic techniques from Impressionist methods.
I pursued my passion for art in college and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Art from Black Hills State University in 2014 at age 24. After graduation, I moved to the Bay Area and continue to develop my work with my favorite mediums, oil and charcoal. My methods are rooted in the Impressionist style but also influenced by the Dutch Masters. My subject matter ranges from interesting or beautiful aesthetics to complex ideas that can be better communicated through imagery. My work reflects my current life and ideas.
I use every free moment outside of my day job to paint or draw. My ultimate goal is to make a living from my passion. I am working towards this goal by continually improving my skills through experiments and projects.