RESiN: How old were you when you knew that you had an artistic talent?
JK: I have always enjoyed drawing and painting. My work has improved over the years through experience and technique.
RESiN: When did you sell your first piece?
JK: I sold my first piece in 1998 at ‘Sol Grill’ in Newport beach for $300. The idea that a person I had never met paid money for one of my paintings was inspiring. The first sale gave me the confidence to market my artwork to galleries and clients.
RESiN: What was it of?
JK: New York harbor. Pre-911′. The painting had a sailboat with red white and blue sails exiting New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty on the left and the World Trade Center on the right..
RESiN: Do you have any schooling?
JK: I got mad schooling Yo’. No really, I studied art in high school, received bachelors degree from University of Arizona in 1998. Then later attended Laguna school of art and design in 2002.
RESiN: What is your favorite subject to paint if any?
JK: The ocean. That’s why I’m Chillin’ in Kauai right now.
RESiN: Do you have a favorite piece?
JK: The big murals. They are backbreaking and challenging but can be very impressive in the right setting. I have completed 10 ceiling murals for residential and commercial clients.
RESiN: What are some short term career goals?
JK: Branding my artwork through different channels
RESiN: What or who inspires you?
JK: There are a lot of great artists out there. I think Resin Mag is a great forum for up and coming artists to promote thier artistic projects. So that’s cool
RESiN: What are your long term goals as an artist?
JK: Show up and blow up
RESiN: What are you working on right now?
JK: Mural in Princeville on Kauai as well as some local fine art. Using house paint, paint pens, wood and resin.
RESiN: Do you have any wise word for any youngsters who would like to pursue a career in painting?
JK: You should have a strong foundation in drawing with a pencil before you get crazy with the oil paints.
RESiN: Any major regrets?
JK: Not being the guy who invented Facebook
RESiN: Have you ever had your own studio?
JK: Yes, I have had a few commercial studios and galleries. My new location is in San Clemente on El Camino and Presidio
RESiN: What is the most expensive piece you’ve ever sold?
RESiN: Do you have any shows coming up?
JK: June 9th, 2012 Salon Blue, San Clemente, Ca
Thank You to Jason Kuncas for taking the time to answer some questions and share your art with RESiN Magazine.