Pastoral Portrait

Lauren and Conrad Sharps at the unveiling of artist Jason Bouldin's portrait of Dr. Sharps
Lauren and Conrad Sharps attend the unveiling of the portrait.
In October 2017, Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, unveiled a portrait of Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s senior pastor, the Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps, executed by the acclaimed portrait artist Jason Bouldin. Mr. Bouldin poured not only countless hours of work into this painting, but his magnificent God-given talents and his Christian faith.

A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Jason Bouldin obtained his bachelor’s degree in art history from Harvard University and received his studio training directly from his father, the late portraitist, Marshall Bouldin III.

Jason’s work has earned international recognition. His portraits have been selected nine times for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition in London, England; and he has been awarded the Grand Prize of the International Portrait Competition sponsored by the Portrait Society of America.

Jason Bouldin
Jason Bouldin

His public commissions hang in such varied locations as the United States Department of Agriculture, the Judiciary Committee Room of the United States House of Representatives, Harvard University, and Willcox House in London, in addition to more than a dozen U.S. Federal courthouses, representing more than twenty official portraits for the U.S. Federal Judiciary.

Jason lives and paints in Oxford, Mississippi. A lifelong Presbyterian, he is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Oxford.

Watch a time-lapse video of the artist at work.