Jason Izumi was born and raised in Hawai’i and began to paint full time on the mainland in the mid 1980s. He studied painting at the prestigious Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn for three years. In the summer of 1988 he enrolled in the Pratt-in-Venice, Italy, Fine Arts Program. He also studied art history at Columbia University in New York City. Izumi has exhibited his work in juried art shows and outdoor art festivals in Maine, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Hawai’i where he has won numerous Best-In-Show and First Place awards. He has had several one-man shows including in the Maine State Building, Poland Springs, Maine. A number of his pieces are in the collection of Mauna Lani Resort, Inc.