Jonathan grew up in Dillsburg PA, and
into the Harrisburg Arts Magnet School his senior
year. He went on to study at the Maryland
College of Art, then to Kutztown University, where he received his
BFA. He served 4 years in the Air Force before
the Harrisburg area where he has made his living as an artist and
He is often commissioned for pen & ink architectural renderings. He is primarily
known for his vibrantly colored landscape paintings. He is the youngest member of the Seven Lively Artists and was part of their 50 year retrospective exhibition at the Cumberland County Historical Society. He showed with them again in the summer of 2010 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Massachusetts, and
the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence.
His work has been exhibited at Gallery 30 in
Gettysburg, F.A.N. Gallery in Philadelphia, the Art Association of
Harrisburg, Artisans Gallery in Lancaster, and many others. He
enjoyed international exposure when one of his Cape Cod paintings
was published in the June/July 2009
issue of "International Artist"
as a finalist in a
world-wide competition. Another of his Cape paintings was in a Cape Cod
Museum of Art advertisement in the July / August 2010 issue
of "Fine Art Connoisseur", also an international publication. Closer to home, he was the subject of a story in the January 2011 issue of "The 'Burg Magazine". He was included with the Seven Lively Artists in a January TV news segment and a main article in the March issue of "In Central Pennsylvania Magazine", a Harrisburg Patriot News publication.
He has recently been focusing on plein air efforts on Skyline
Drive in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Many of these
oil paintings have been selected for inclusion in various regional juried
exhibitions in the past 3 years. He recently had work chosen for the 2011
Juried show at Lebanon Valley College for the 4th consecutive year, and currently has a piece in the
Doshi Juried show at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Two
Skylines are in the Cumberland Valley Juried
Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Art in Hagerstown MD.
The Skyline series has been selected for solo
exhibitions at the Montpelier Arts Center near Richmond VA in August of
2011 and the Delaplaine Visual Art Education Center
in Frederick MD in December of 2011.
Jonathan taking a break
from performing on piano for Chelsea Clinton's April 2008 visit
to the Art Association of