A visual language is what makes an artist’s paintings distinctly his or her own. When viewing Jon’s paintings the unique language he has developed becomes apparent. Once one takes hold of Jon’s language, a catalyst for new perspectives challenges the viewer’s notion of what is real. When one stands back and views the entire painting, an emotion, a memory or a sense of place or person emerges. One can break down the painting’s components and study the interaction of the shapes, colors and textures, noticing movement and balance. Or, the viewer can look closely at the collage pieces and discover hidden subjects not originally noticed. Jon’s work brings viewers delightful new experiences through abstract and realistic elements.