Jared currently resides in New York and works as a non-fiction author and screenwriter. He holds a degree in theatre and literature from the University of Alabama, and his non-fiction subjects have ranged from enigmatic mega-distance runners and iron caskets to skyjackers and lost artists.
His love of art was revived after discovering a painting in a thrift store of a lost, forgotten artist, Ted Conrath. Jared became Ted’s biographer and his journey into Ted’s powerful abstractions of land, sea, and sky moved his own art into more expressive themes. Ted’s life and work is a reminder of how easily beauty is lost and forgotten.
Originally from the South, story-telling was a root planted deep in Jared’s life. His work follows the places in our cultural psyche that may seem lost but can never be completely forgotten or destroyed. In today’s world, nature is faint and bold around this "technological terror" we've constructed, and memories are distant, yet vibrant.