Playfulness, experimentation and judgement are the principles behind my art. I begin all work whimsically not knowing exactly how it will look in the end. I experiment to make the visual relationships taut and constantly judge if formal artistic elements are resolving themselves into lasting relationships. It is difficult to make abstract art, because, as I see it, there are no--nor should there be--rules for how to create. I love to see something I have completed. But, it is the process in reconciling the relationships between line, mass, color, value and subject that most intrigue me.
My imagery is drawn from remembered experiences. I complete work in my studio relying on memories of places and events.
Jon's work has been placed in the following museums: Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO • DuPage Children’s Museum, Wheaton, IL • Ellen Noel Museum of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX • El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX. He has a MFA University of Minnesota, an MA University of Minnesota, and BA Elmhurst College, IL.