Jon grew up in Marin County, California and spent his early days hiking and biking the roads and trails of the rolling California hills. Jon always had an interest in art and eventually graduated from college with a degree in graphic design, from University of the Pacific. Jon not only studied Graphic Design, he also studied painting under the tutelage of Master Pastelist and painter Gil Dellinger. Jon now lives close to the Sierra Nevada, where he spends much of his time enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two daughters.
The creative process has always intrigued Jon and he constantly strives to create strong compositions with bold color and interesting subject matter. Jon states “I yearn to create images of places or things that create an emotional connection for the viewer – evoking special memories of places visited or past experiences”. Jon has been influenced by the French Impressionists and early California artists like William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Thomas Hill and Albert Bierstadt. He’s is also influenced by many contemporary artists such as Matt Smith, Scott Christiansen, Jean LeGassick, Clyde Aspevig and others. Jon enjoys viewing and studying other artist’s work, in order to learn more about what makes a great painting!
Before Jon leaves this land of ours, he hopes to deliver work that is bold, fresh and reflects his love of visual design and nature!
2020 – Artist Coop 13th Annual Miniature Show
2018 – Marin County Fair – Honorable Mention
2016 – Marin County Fair – Honorable Mention
2014 – Marin County Fair – Honorable Mention
2013 – Marin county Fair
2012 – Marin County Fair – Honorable Mention
2011 – Marin County Fair
2011 – Scenic Nevada Benefit Show
2010 – Marin County Fair – Award of Merit
2010 – Scenic Nevada Benefit Show
2009 – Scenic Nevada Benefit Show
2008 – Season’s of Martis Plein Air Event
NOAPS “Best of 2008” Juried Show
2007 – Season’s of Martis Plein Air Event
2006 – “Plein Air Nevada”, Eldorado Casino Gold Room Gallery.
Art Slaves, Reno, NV
2005 – “Reno’s Biggest Little Plein Air Paint Out” Reno, NV (Show Organizer)
2004 – Art Slaves Exhibit
2003 – Art Slaves Exhibit
Spirit Gallery, Truckee, CA
All Home 23, Reno, NV
Ryrie’s, Reno, NV
Sierra Arts Member
P.O. Box 1506
Reno, NV 89505
Moana Nursery Design Center
1190 W Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509