Jaswant was born in a small village ‘Tung’ near Amritsar, India. He earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts (Painting) at the College of Art, Chandigarh, India.Upon graduation, Jay lectured for the Government Polytechnic in Ambala City. Soon he realized this was not what he wanted to pursue. He left the government job and started his journey as a professional artist. Before leaving India, he exhibited his paintings in several national and international exhibitions. He went to Nepal where, in the mid-eighties, he spent several months, making large murals and paintings for prominent five-star hotels in and around Kathmandu. In the late eighties, he went to East Africa (Kenya) where he painted African wildlife in watercolours, acrylic and oil. In the late-nineties, he came to the USA., where he worked very hard to earn a living. He found himself lost in the busy big city of New York and that awakened to start on a journey of self-discovery, and his soul and art traveled in a new direction. His landscapes were transformed into soul-scapes. His paintings, obscure yet influential, offer windows into the mysteries of the soul.
Where ever Jaswant dwelled, he participated in various art organizations around him, such as The Portrait Society of America, Florida; Flushing Council on Culture & The Arts at Town Hall, New York; New York Artists Equity Association, Inc.; Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York; Southampton Artist Association, New York; Peel Heritage Complex, Brampton, Ontario Canada and South Asian Visual Arts Collective, Toronto, Beaux Arts Brampton, Brampton Arts Council. Ontario Arts Council.
Jaswant is an author of two books; “My Inner World” and “My Inner Journey“. Since 2005, Jaswant has been living in Canada.