Artist /


Born and raised in rural Noosa Heads, Artist Jacob Pedrana’s current works speak to the wildness of the Navajo rodeo, induced by sub tropical colouring.

Rodeos, says Pedrana, “are a metaphor for life’s wild ride. You’re on the horse, it’s bucking, and you’re partly in, and out, of control. Sometimes you get thrown off the horse; other times you tame the beast.”

Fusing bold pastel acrylic block colours with the soft edge of an oil stick, a melding that transports viewers into the sensory balminess of countryside. His unruly neo-expressionist style leads you on a nomadic journey through his lens.

Jake currently paints from his home studio in North Bondi where he lives with his young son, Ryka.