Jason Horton was born in Brandon, Mississippi in 1974. His mother was a still life oil painter. His father was a cartoon illustrator. As an only child, Jason’s parents focused on nurturing his creative growth. By the time he was 10, he was winning awards for his art. He began college in Mississippi, but grew restless after a year and moved to New Orleans when he was 17. He was exposed to the culture, history and architecture that set his life on a new path.