Jon has drawn intensively since he was a small child and he has never looked back.
Jon learned many art techniques taking a variety of art classes as general requirements for his architectural degree at the University of Oregon. During that period he developed his own style of watercolor and did many watercolor paintings around the mid Willamette Valley and at the Oregon Coast as well as using watercolor and other art techniques to present his architectural ideas.
In the late 70s Jon discovered acrylics and then oils. He has always enjoyed three dimensional work because of his love of architecture, sculpture and construction. In his architectural career he has used watercolor, acrylic, model building, printmaking, and many combinations of electronic programs and tactile artwork to help present architectural ideas.
Since the late 1990s Jon seriously studied art learning more about printmaking and painting techniques through a variety of workshops and classes, including two one-week classes in intaglio and copper plate making at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. Recently Jon has enjoyed a resurgence in printmaking, painting, instant film and chemically developed film and paper and sculpture using them purely or in mix medias. Other methodologies include adhering leather and paper for mixed media and printmaking plates with a variety of home and industrial sewing machines. Jon was a board member of the Seattle Print Arts organization in the mid-2000s and he continues as a member and participates every month in a SPA salon.