Jason Li, a resident of Southern California, is award-winning artist. His artworks have been collected by art collectors and art lovers. His artworks also enjoy by millions via a variety of consumer products such as stationery and decorative accessories throughout the United States and around the world.
Jason earned his bachelor degree from Guangzhou Institute of Fine Art, one of the most prestigious art institutes in China. He moved to
California in early 90s and got his master degree in graphic design.
After he graduated with his master degree, he joined a growing giftware company in Southern California. He worked his way from lead illustrator to art director within a few years. His computer graphic design knowledge transformed the product development department into a digital power house. His artworks and designs help the company gained national and international recognition which lead to a great success.
Jason's artistry became the signature style of that company. However, his name remained largely unknown until he started his own company Lissom Design. Lissom Design has been a platform to showcase his unique and exquisite artistry which brings a breath of fresh air to the gift industry. After years running Lissom Design, over 35 product launch seasons, Jason has created a premier giftware brand. He still paints original artworks, oversees the design concept. He develops E-commerce strategies to grow the company into a multi-dimensional business including online B2B, wholesale and retail. He also licenses his artworks to various industries.
His artworks are loved by his loyal customers. His artworks inspires and brings comfort and joy to people around the globe. After the devastated 2011 earthquake in Japan, a distributor said that Japanese brought a lot of Lissom products because they found comfort and peace.
Even though he has been successful in the trend-driven giftware industry for so many years, he always craves the freedom and creativities of the fine art. The spontaneous artistic expression and the magic of the watercolor are always draw him into the fine art world.
As classic trained portrait artist, his portrait artworks have unmatched precision and capture a wistful dreamy quality. He also loves landscape painting and fascinated by the beautiful California coastlines, sunny deserts and breathtaking forests. He explores much deeper personal belief and emotional connection through his watercolor paintings. By capturing the magical light and swift movements with refine details, he channels his affection for the power of nature. His artworks not only create dramatic visual impacts but also embed his personal experience, extraordinary technical skills, and the appreciation for the beauty.
He is the signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters
Association, and California Art Club Artist member. His artworks exhibited at regional and national galleries and museums in the United States and China.
Commission to paint a 30' watercolor mural for a corridor of Scripps hospital. San Diego, CA. Completion date Nov. 2023.
Invite to the 25th Annual Laguna Plein Air Invitational, October, 2023. Laguna Beach, CA. Received Directors' Choice Award.
Invite to the Borrego Art Institute 17th Annual Plein Air Invitational, March 2023. Borrego Spring, CA.
2023 Old Town Tustin Art Walk Plein Air Contest Judge
Sunrise in Desert, 3rd at LPAPA 7th Annual “Waterworks” 2023
Before the Storm, 3rd place at the 2023 heART of Orange County All Media competition in California. 2023
Sunset Trail, Honorable mention award at LPAPA 19th Annual “Best of Plein Air” 2023
Floating Leaves II (Watercolor), Best of the Show at Cypress Art League Autumn 2022.
To the Beach (Watercolor), 2nd place at the 2022 heART of Orange County All Media competition in California.
Sunset Wave (Watercolor), 1st place at the 2021 AAA annual Show.
Whitewater III (Watercolor), 1st place at the LPAPA 2020 –Art & Nature” Art Show.
Whitewater (Watercolor), 2nd place at the 2020 heART of Orange County All Media competition in California.
Tea House (Watercolor), 1st place and Peoples Choice Award at 2019 Old Town Tustin Art Walk Plein Air Contest.
Sunset Waves (Watercolor), The Southern California Art Association Award at 2019 51st Watercolor West International Exhibition.
Sunset Lake (Watercolor), 1st place at LPAPA 2019 –From Dusk to Dawn” Art Exhibition held at Laguna Beach City Hall.
Wind (Watercolor) exhibited at the 13th Chinese National Art Exhibition, September 2019. This art exhibition is held every 5 years which considered one of the most prestigious fine art exhibition in the nation.
Floating Leaves (Watercolor), 3nd place at the 2019 heART of Orange County All Media competition in California.
Summer Lake” (Watercolor), 3nd place at the LPAPA 2019 –Less is More” 13th Annual Art Show.
The artworks on this website is just a small portion of his portfolio. If you are interested in his artwork, please contact us for availability, as well as licensing opportunities.