Wisconsin native Jason Prigge has been drawing and painting from life for as long as he can remember. Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan he discovered early on the beauties of the ever-changing Midwest atmosphere. After high school he ventured to the Pacific Northwest which only enhanced and heightened his sensitivity towards the landscape and the art of painting on location. After traveling the country, Prigge finally settled in the same place he started from, the shores of Lake Michigan. “The art of seeing is the constant goal,” Prigge says. “To refine my sight into pure emotion evidenced through brushmanship and color, that is my goal. I want to share the experience and magic that I see in a certain subject.”

Prigge works out of his studio in Manitowoc Rapids and shares his life with his lovely wife Tina and their precocious son Teak. He can be found tramping across the Wisconsin landscape searching for the perfect brushstroke and on the web at vagabondvisual.com. 

Best in Show - 2010 - Wauwatosa Plein Aire Festival

2nd Place - 2010 - West Bend Celebrate Regner "Paint the Park"

2nd Place - 2010 - Pewaukee Plein Air Competition

Honorable Mention - 2010 - Oconomowoc Plein Air Competition

Honorable Mention - 2011 - Kewaskum Plein Air Competition

Jurors' Recognition Award - 2011- Cedarburg Plein Air

2nd Place - 2011 - Milwaukee Domes Art Festival

1st Place - 2012 - Bradenton Florida  Paint the Town Quick Paint

2nd Place - FAME Plein Air Event Mukwonago

Honorable Mention - 2012 - Scenes of New Berlin Plein Air Competition

1st Place - 2012 - Plymouth Plein Air Competition

2nd Place - 2012 -  Plein Air Moab Red Cliffs Quick Draw (Moab, UT)

Honorable Mention - 2012 - Plein Air Moab (Moab, UT)

Friends of the Riverfront Purchase Award - 2013 - Beloit, Edge of the Rock Plein Air

Promotional Image for 2014 Award - 2013 - Milwaukee Domes Art Festival

Best Downtown Beautification Award - 2013 - WI Dept of Tourism, for Maritime Heritage Mural

Honorable Mention - 2014 - Cedarburg Plein Air Competition

First Place - 2014 - Dockside Quick Paint, Door County Plein Air Festival

Best in Show - 2014 - Lake Moon Festival, hosted by Concordia University and Cedarburg Art Museum

Honorable Mention - 2014 - Milwaukee Domes Art Festival Plein Air Competition

Merit Award - 2014 - Plymouth Paint the Town Plein Air Compeition


Lakeshore Artists dominate at the 2014 Plymouth Plein Air Competition

Lakeshore Artists dominate at the 2014 Plymouth Plein Air Competition