“I enjoy all things oily and industrial. I like to apply paint in as many ways as I can using a variety of tools. Painting often starts abstract, applying large amounts of paint with kitchen knives and rollers. Gradually forms start to be introduced to determine the composition. Detailed work is sometimes applied with brush work, knife work or even an icing sugar applicator. I also make my own stencils which I fix to the painting and use a squeegee to push thick oil paint through. I enjoy trying to make paint do things that is not supposed to do. A slab of Checker Plate in actual 3D, an electric light bulb that is switched on, a rusty pipe that is decaying on the canvas, the smell of iron from a landscape of chairs to a discarded glove”
Jon has works in many public and private collections including:
The National Museum of Labour History & Manchester City Art Gallery.
He has exhibited widely throughout the UK, including The Royal Academy of Arts – Summer exhibition and The Royal Overseas League.