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Psalm 196 the pioneer valley

Roger Vincent Jasaitis
Townshend, VT

About the Artist

I have a painter friend that, when he goes out painting, says “I’m going to steal some landscape”. An ironic take on the idea of making the image your own. Have you ever heard that in some cultures there is the belief that representations or photos actually steal the soul from the subject? Sounds pretty far out there? Somewhat crazy in this modern age? Have you ever wondered where this belief comes from?

The idea that a representation of something actually contains the Spirit or Soul (at least in some degree) of the subject is wide-spread. Even to the point that some religions will not a…

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About the Artist

I have a painter friend that, when he goes out painting, says “I’m going to steal some landscape”. An ironic take on the idea of making the image your own. Have you ever heard that in some cultures there is the belief that representations or photos actually steal the soul from the subject? Sounds pretty far out there? Somewhat crazy in this modern age? Have you ever wondered where this belief comes from?

The idea that a representation of something actually contains the Spirit or Soul (at least in some degree) of the subject is wide-spread. Even to the point that some religions will not allow images of God for fear that the congregation will worship the image and not the God. Other religions encourage depictions of the Spirit or God for precisely the opposite reason, to have the viewers feel a sense of Holiness. This is what an icon is. A representation of God that is transparent enough, metaphorically speaking, that the viewer feels a sense of the Spirit in it.

Does it work? Have you ever stood in front of great religious art or architecture and felt the sense of the Spirit? Been moved by it? Have you ever been out in Nature and felt the same Spirit… That of God in Nature?

This is what I am feeling when I paint nature.

Artist’s Work

Vernal pool
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Vernal Pool

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Burnt island light
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Burnt Island Light

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Spring ice weston
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Spring Ice, Weston

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 188 winter twilight
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psalm 188 Winter Twilight

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Cape dory
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Cape Dory

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Crescent beach breakwater
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Crescent Beach Breakwater

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

The road home
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The Road Home

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Cold river
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Cold River

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Lil bit of heaven
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Li'l Bit of Heaven

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

West chop light
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West Chop Light

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Sugaring by starlight
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Sugaring by Starlight

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Muddy sugarbush
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Muddy Sugarbush

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Entering townshend
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Entering Townshend

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Somerset
Moonset 214
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Moonset 214

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 191 fog burning off
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psalm 191, Fog Burning Off

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

36 miles of trouble
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36 Miles of Trouble

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 184
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psalm 184

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 187
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psalm 187

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 190 misty brook
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psalm 190, Misty Brook

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 196 the pioneer valley
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psalm 196, The Pioneer Valley

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Beachcombers
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Beachcombers

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Old timer
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Old Timer

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Twilight last day of winter
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TWILIGHT, LAST DAY OF WINTER

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 165
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psalm 165

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 193 last light
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psalm 193, Last Light

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 167
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psalm 167

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 189 open water
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psalm 189, Open Water

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Bucketville
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Bucketville

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Open water late winter 2
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Open Water, Late Winter

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 192 putney mtn view
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psalm 192, Putney Mtn View

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 180
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psalm 180

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 182
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psalm 182

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Moonset 5
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Moonset 5

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 186
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psalm 186

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Leaving townshend
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Leaving Townshend

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 173
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psalm 173

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 163
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psalm 163

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Sos
Chromatic scales
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Chromatic Scales

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Crescent beach
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Crescent Beach

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 171
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psalm 171

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 185
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psalm 185

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Daybreak
Psalm 174
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psalm 174

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Crane mtn road early spring
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Crane Mtn Road, Early Spring

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 170
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psalm 170

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

En plein air
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En Plein Air

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Olas rosado
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Olas Rosado

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Casco bay fog bank
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Casco Bay Fog Bank

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Psalm 195 ice out west river
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Psalm 195, Ice Out, West River

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Chromatic accordionist
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Chromatic Accordionist

By Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Selected Exhibitions

  • Southern Vermont Arts Center, Exhibiting Member
    Manchester, Vermont, 2014
  • Windham Gallery
    Brattleboro, Vermont, 2000
  • Jentra Gallery
    Red Bank, New Jersey, 1990
  • Island Heights Artists Guild
    Toms River, New Jersey, 1980

Education

  • Du Cret School of the Arts, Valedictorian BFA
    NJ,1979