Image Size: 8" x 10"
Medium: Oil on linen
Jonathan grew up exploring the foothills and valleys
of Upstate New York, between the Catskills and Adirondacks. History
in the Northeast is as rich as the soil of the valley where he still
lives. It wound itself into his childhood fantasies and drawings.
He became captivated by historical illustrations from textbooks
and magazines, and continued to draw, acquiring a keen interest
for narrative art and the human figure in action. Even as a child,
he was taught that “whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God”.
Supported in his love for art by his family, he continued
to learn– studying the works of great artists from the past to the
present. He completed both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Commercial
Art from college in Pensacola, Florida. He credits his instructors
with cultivating technical excellence using traditional and time-tested
methods, while promoting creativity and an analytical approach to
art. In addition to his formal education, Jonathan enjoys studying
the works of the Impressionist Masters, American illustrators, and
contemporary artists. Jonathan worked for a time as a commercial
illustrator for a publisher of children’s educational material.
He has had gallery representation in Colorado, Pennsylvania and
New York, and regularly participates in national and regional exhibitions