W. Jason Situ was born in 1949 in Guang Dong, China. He began painting in high school during China’s “Cultural Revolution” and completed his art education at the Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute, one of China’s most prestigious and competitive art academies. In 1989 Mr. Situ immigrated to the United States with his family. He was fascinated by the beautiful California landscape and soon decided to become a plein air painter. He has been a full-time artist since 1997 and has shown his work across the United States. He is a prolific, dedicated painter, receiving numerous awards in prestigious juried art competitions, including many "Best of Show" and "First Place"awards. He has been featured in many publications, and strives to keep contributing his best to the beauty of the art world, painting what brings him joy as an artist.
He is a signature member of the California Art Club, and the pass Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association, Oil Painters of America, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and an honorary member of the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society.
Mr. Situ has won numerous awards for his artwork including the “Best in Show-National Award of Excellence,” Oil painters of America 10th Annual National Juried Show. "Best in Show" in La Quinta Plein Air Juried Competition 2004, in Bucks County Plein Air Festival 2016, Painting The Peninsula 2016. "Best of The Show" in "Studios on the Park Wet Paint Invitational 2016, Paso Robles.( CA)" and " San Dimas 40th Art Exhibition 2016(CA)"; " Irvine Museum Award for Best Landscape, at CAC 106th Annual Gold Medal Show 2017,(CA); .He has also been featured in several fine art publications including Art of the West, Southwest Art and American Artist.