It all started with a Lon Chaney impression. At three years old, Jason Brower was already fully ensconced in the classic world of horror, drawing monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman and impersonating his favorite horror heroes. Soon after, his early exposure to Creepy and Eerie magazines, Hammer Horror films and Universal Monsters made horror, and the artistic expression thereof, a lifetime obsession.
Jason’s love of rock album art carried him into his teen years: Ken Kelly’s KISS covers, Roger Dean’s Yes art and Paul Whitehead’s work with Genesis transported him to another artistic dimension. In addition, artists such as John Waterhouse, Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, Aubrey Beardsley, John Tenniel, Boris Vallejo, Frank Frazetta, Bernie Wrightson, Basil Gogos and Greg Hildebrandt all fascinated and inspired him. Jason developed his ability to conjure beauty from the realms of darkness with pencil and paint. His work illustrates his knack for getting inside each character with an innate understanding of the tenderness and frailty of human (and inhuman) expression.
Jason was the recipient of a Rondo Hatton Horror Award for Fan Artist of the Year in 2016. His original lily design was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Easter Seals. Since 2012, Jason has produced original art for several Topps card series including Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and Star Wars licenses. He is also a regular contributor to Monsterwax Cards, Upper Deck, Little Shoppe of Horrors Magazine and SQ Horror Magazine. Jason’s first bookcover art, for a spiritual novel by Linda Trimarche-Siciliano entitled “Not Completely Human, Living on the Fringe of Humanity,” was published by Hay House/Balboa Press in 2014.
Music has always been Jason’s twin driving passion. A drummer/composer with roots in progressive rock, fusion and classical, he is a seasoned veteran of the NYC music scene, performing on such renowned stages as B.B. King’s, The Apollo Theatre, The Bitter End, and CBGB.
Jason’s other passions include Victorian England, The Legend of Jack the Ripper, the magic and mystique of Harry Houdini, Lon Chaney Films, The Twilight Zone series, Ice Hockey, Cemetery Photography and the Renaissance era. Jason makes his home (and art studio) in Mount Kisco, NY.