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Jacob has been an artist his entire life. Remembering as a kid staying up until midnight drawing it wasn’t until 2011 that his love of art and nature found each other when he took a leave of absence from Naturopathic Medical School to spend time with family and pursue art. So began his journey of capturing the beauty of the natural world with pastels.
Traveling and studying with several incredible pastel artists that year throughout the American West, he began entering and being accepted into several national shows including IAPS, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Northwest Pastel Society, Pastel Painters of Maine, and Pastel Painter Society of Cape Cod.
Currently working as a naturopathic doctor in Scarborough, ME, much of his off time is devoted to art. Teaching regular pastel classes in Westbrook, ME, as well as plein air and studio workshops around the country and internationally, Jacob is a signature juried member of the Pastel Society of America and a professional artist member of the Copley Society in Boston.
David, TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America), is a fine artist, illustrator, and art instructor. He is the author of Watercolor Composition Made Easy, and How to Sketch with Watercolor is David’s second book.
Becker has had 2 different articles published in International Artist and one in Watercolor Magic.
His paintings have also been published in several books and magazines including People in Watercolor (Rockport Publishers), How To Making a painting by Irving Shapiro (Watson & Guptill), Splash 3 (North Light) and American Artist Magazine.
Becker began teaching watercolor part-time while still a student at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He teaches classes and workshops all around Chicago and suburbs and around the country.
A native of Chicago , Becker along with his fine art is a freelance illustrator and had been an illustrator for DRAFTFCB, for 24 years. Before that he was an illustrator at J Walter Thompson for 6 years.
Stephanie is the recipient of over 35 awards including the Degas Pastel Society Exceptional Merit Award and Best In Show at the Bridgeport Museum of Arts and Sciences. She was included in the top 100 “Arts for the Parks” miniatures exhibition, and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. In 2005 she was featured on the PBS series “Expressions of the Arts”. Her formal training was at The City and Guilds of London Art School. She later studied with Albert Handell, David Leffell, Richard Schmid and Ramon Kelly. Stephanie takes great pride in seeing her students achieve excellence and surpass their expectations in her workshops.
Dru grew up in Columbia, SC and received his undergraduate degree, a BA in fine art at Furman University. He later found employment in Myrtle Beach, SC as an airbrush artist painting shirts. He earned a Masters Degree in fine art and went on to begin his career in commercial illustration.
He won the National Airbrush Excellence Award, which ushered in a wave of commercial opportunities and the following year he produced his first aviation painting, “Power”, which became the first of three Air Force Magazine covers and remains the number one selling aviation print in existence.
More recently, he founded the Blair School of Art in Raleigh, NC and now the Blair School of Realism in Blair, SC. He continues selling his commissions and teaching painting workshops at his school and around the world, and is regarded as the top realism painter in the world.
Robert is a painter in all media, a national juror, a college and international workshop instructor, and the Honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. A Signature Member of both the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and the ISAP, his honors include the prestigious Crest Medal for Achievement in the Arts and Franklin Mint awards. His work is featured in many books and magazines, on Starbucks Coffee mugs, Pearl Vodka bottles, and on eight commercial tapestries. His popular work hangs in the permanent collections of international embassies, corporate galleries and art colleges, as well as in the television and entertainment industry. His work is also featured in museums and galleries in Palm Desert, Austin, Cambria, Key West, and New Orleans. Robert’s studio is located in California’s central coast in the San Luis Obispo wine country.
Jeanne has been an artist and teacher for more than thirty years. Specializing in developing the power of the creative process, she is the author of The Tao of Watercolor, The Zen of Creative Painting, The Yoga of Drawing, Making Pearls: Living the Creative Life, and The Art of Creativity: How Imagination Becomes Inspiration. She has also produced a video, The Tao of Watercolor. Jeanne runs Crow Hill Gallery of Fine Art and The Eden Center for Creative Power, both in Chester, Vermont. By invitation, she exhibited at the Fifth Annual International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy in 2005. Her paintings are in collections both private and corporate throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia.
Echo is an internationally award-winning illustrator and instructor of advertising, packaging, covers, posters, and products. Her illustrations have appeared everywhere from the Bellagio Hotel & Casino and BBC America to Miller Brewing Company and Celestial Seasonings. She also has a significant fine art career, bringing her exotic visions of art nouveau and future fantasy to the public. Echo has been interviewed by CBS news and is frequently featured in international art magazines.
Camilla is an urban contemporary painter, illustrator, character creator and comic artist residing in Vancouver, BC. With roots in comics, Camilla’s beautiful work is seen on toys, clothes, accessories and more. She has been published by Random House, Tokyopop, Boom! Studios, Image Comics, IDW and, while publishing her literature-inspired series, Tanpopo. Camilla has distinguished herself as one of the breakthrough artists in Pop Surrealism’s New Figurative movement through her ability to seamlessly weave manga and western styles with surrealist elements, wrapping it together with an extensive emotional palette. She has a unique style that bridges cultural and geographical boundaries, while remaining totally relevant to today’s varied audience. Ever the prolific artist, Camilla lives the double life of comic artist/creator and New Brow painter, while expanding her horizons to include fashion, merchandise and customized collectible art toys.
Betsy is a signature member, Dolphin Fellow and Life Member of the American Watercolor Society in New York and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in California, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Honor Society in Colorado, The Western Federation of Watercolor Society, a Royal Scorpion and life Member of the Arizona Watercolor Society and a former president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
An internationally acclaimed and award winning artist, Stroud is also a former art historian who received her B. A. in art from Radford University, and her M. A. in art history from the University of Virginia.
Her paintings are in hundreds of collections all over the United States and are in international collections in Japan, England, Canada, Australia, and the Bahamas.
Sean is an award winning artist who received his MFA from Pratt Institute. He teaches painting at the University of Vermont, and conducts popular workshops throughout North America. His work has appeared in The Artist Magazine, Pastel Artist International, International Artist, and The Pastel Journal. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America, the Vermont Pastel Society (founder), and has judged several important exhibitions. His works hang in many private and corporate collections as well as commercial galleries. He has authored two books: Painting with Water Soluble Oils (North Light, 2001), and The Mixed-Media Sourcebook (Watson-Guptill, 2005). Sean’s work also appears in Painting the Elements: Weather Effects in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor (North Light). He has also released several DVDs, including Palette Knife Painting (2005), Sean Dye’s East Steps to Oil Painting (2009).
Heather’s paintings are the product of decades of observation of people, environments, animals and textiles. Although she was not able to obtain a formal education in art, all her studies of the natural world in addition to the works of great artists including the renaissance masters, the pre-raphaelites of the late 19th century and modern masters have influenced he work in a way she couldn’t imagine getting in a classroom. Themes in her work include religious symbolism, fantasy realism, equine and wildlife, and bold reworking of Disney characters. Her process in painting is constantly morphing as she applies new techniques, but most often consist of a multitude layers of paint and glazes (as many as 20 or so in some cases) to reach the desired depth and detail that dominates her work.
Shared and collected around the world, Heather Theurer’s paintings are constructed in the midst of a bustling family with five children in Las Vegas, Nevada. Regardless of the challenges, her art has gone on to get the attention of USA Today and the LA Times, garnered contracts with Disney Fine Art and Fantasy Con, and received recognition and awards from respected organizations such as Art Renewal Center, Artist’s Magazine and Spectrum, among others.
Sterling is a contemporary watermedia artist, teacher, author, and art juror who is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. Following a twenty-year career as a law enforcement officer and a firefighter, he made a commitment in 1993 to pursue his passion for art and begin a second career as a visual artist. Sterling has been studying art since the age of twelve, and although self-taught, has developed a unique and expressive style of painting that has gained international recognition and the respect of his peers, students, and art collectors. Most of Sterling’s paintings are interpretive statements that personify his intuitive and creative sense of design and color, ranging from abstract expressionism to traditional.
Having been featured in many books and magazines, in 2007 Sterling was awarded a signature membership in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC), a signature membership in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) in 2010 and in 2015 awarded the designation of a “Bonafide” Whiskey Painter and bestowed with a lifetime signature membership in the internationally renowned Whiskey Painters of America (WPA), the most unique and exclusive miniature painting society in the world. In 2017 he was awarded signature membership status in the revered National Watercolor Society (NWS).
He is the author of the bestselling North Light book, “Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes, a Four Step Process” and works from his home studio in Lewisville, North Carolina.
Rebecca is a NYT’s best-selling illustrator of over a dozen books, including Kafka and the Doll, Becoming a Good Creature, and The Glass Town Game. Her debut picture book, How To Make Friends With A Ghost (Tundra, 2017) won the Alcuin Awards for excellence in book design and has since been translated into more than seven languages. In addition to writing and illustrating, she also publishes a monthly blog post and bulletin on a range of creative topics such as picture book process, choosing color palettes, and cultivating art community. She works primarily in acrylic gouache, but also uses mixed media, colored pencil, ink, and collage. When she is not making art, she can be found digging through antique stores, cooking new recipes in the kitchen, or cuddling her dog, Mori. Though she and her husband have lived in Phoenix, Denver, Nashville, and Osaka, they currently reside back in their home state of Michigan.
Linda is internationally recognized for her unique, contemporary watercolor and acrylic paintings which incorporate her innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of two books: Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines – A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and Simplifying Design and Color for Artists – Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques, and is a presenter in numerous instructional art videos and internet forums. She is also a contributing writer and demonstrator in seven other books. Linda’s paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Watercolor Artist, Watermedia Focus, and Palette Magazine. Linda is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, the Ontario Society of Artists, and the Society of Canadian Artists. She is also profiled in Canadian Who’s Who and Who’s Who Canadian Women, the Dictionary of International Biography and the 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit. Linda’s award winning paintings are in private, government and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, U.K. and the private collection of the Prince of Wales.
Xiang Li is an internationally acclaimed artist who specialized in the reproduction and restoration of ancient Chinese paintings at the Forbidden City of Beijing, China, where she worked as a Master Artist for 37 years. She has earned high praise from top art scholars and even the Last Emperor’s brother, Pu Jie, who said that she is “one of the most extraordinary artists of our time.
Li was first recognized in 1985 after spending five years creating her first complete collection which was featured at the Grand View Garden in Beijing for 20 years (1985-2005). Following, Li completed a sequel collection which was recognized and signed by the best-known Chinese calligraphers and artists from the 20th Century. In 2014, Li began working on a new collection featuring 120 empresses from Chinese history. Li spent two decades researching these women who have impacted and shaped Chinese history.
Li is commissioned to work on several meticulous style (Gong-Bi) and sketching-thought style (Xieyi) paintings for businesses and individuals year-around.
Joseph was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1966 and received his formal training at the American Academy of Art. He went on to receive his B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Art Institute.
While in school, Lorusso majored in watercolor and considers himself self-taught as an oil painter. He learned to paint by studying the works of master painters, often losing himself in the halls of the Chicago Art Institute during lunch hours, which frequently turned into afternoons of self-study.
Recruited by Hallmark Cards, Inc., from 1988 to 1999 he served as an artist in their greeting card division. Lorusso has served as instructor of painting and drawing at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Scottsdale Artists School.
Lorusso’s work has since been shown internationally and has won numerous awards and honors. He is considered a leading artist in the field of contemporary figurative realism and has been featured in American Artist magazine, Southwest Art, U.S. Art, Art & Antiques, The Artists Magazine, Art News, American Art Collector, International Artist and Art Talk magazines.
Randy is one of today’s most popular artists in the pop culture genre. His illustrations have used for most of today’s biggest pop culture properties, including Star Wars, Marvel Comics, and Lord of the Rings. Considered the Swiss army knife of Star Wars Illustrators, Randy Martinez has been creating Cartoons, Caricatures, Illustrations, Paintings, and 3D art for Lucasfilm LTD since 1999. Martinez’s art first appeared in Star Wars Kids Magazine; before he quickly moved on to create cartoons and caricatures for the Star Wars Insider. In 2007 Martinez was chosen to create the official key art for Star Wars Celebration IV and Europe. Martinez has continued a wide range of illustration styles for Topps Trading Cards, Scholastic Books, Acme Archives and many other producers of pop culture collectibles. In 2012, Randy Martinez was bestowed a great honor when his illustrations were included in the book Star Wars Art: Illustration (Abrams Books). This book celebrates the most influential and important illustrators that have ever created official Star Wars Art since 1977. Every illustration in this book was hand selected by George Lucas from his personal art collection.
In 2012, Marvel Comics began producing Randy’s art for their fine art print program. These are limited Edition prints of fine art paintings depicting Marvels greatest superheroes.
Martinez is also an accomplished author of two how to draw books with Impact Books. Creature Features: Draw Amazing Monsters and Aliens, and Sketch Card Mania, which he co-authored with Denise Vasquez. Both books are available in all major bookstores and on Amazon.
Randy earned a BFA in Design and Illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1998, and previously studied art California Lutheran University and Ventura Community Collage.
Monte has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years focusing on the comics, gaming and entertainment industries. His work has been commissioned and licensed by top-tier companies such as Lucasfilm Ltd, Disney, The U.S. Marine Corps, Paramount, Topps, Harley-Davidson and most publishers in the comics industry including DC Comics, Image Comics, Harris Comics, IDW Publishing and many others. Licensed work for Marvel started in 1998 on the Marvel Masterpieces card series through Rittenhouse Archives and continued on other sets including the recent Dangerous Diva’s set. Later work in the early 2000’s included work for Upper Deck on the VS. card game and dozens of other card games as well as work on Magic: The Gathering for Wizards of the Coast. Monte’s work has been showcased in top industry publications such as several volumes of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and in 1998 and 2001 Monte took the top awards at the World Fantasy Art Show against many of the world’s top illustrators. Along with having 7 art books being published Internationally, Monte has been Guest of Honor artist at the top conventions around the world including San Diego Comic-Con International in 2003, Lucca Comics and Games in Italy in 2006 and 2008, FACTS Con in Belgium in 2014 and New York Comic-Con several times over the years. Many publications outside the comics industry have also included Monte’s client artwork in their advertisements and those include Time, Newsweek, U.S. World Report and the Robb Report. Monte keeps his hands in many different projects, which have included writing 10 screenplays, having 2 feature films produced, Art Director on other films (see IMDB), co-owning a successful traditional game company with several games on the market, and designer of over 80 fantasy themed sculptures in distribution around the world.
“I’ve been a die-hard user of Holbein Airbrushes since I picked up my first one in 1991 and have created untold amounts of illustrations with these versatile, accurate, durable illustrator quality air brushes. Holbein has always been a color innovator, not a follower, and many companies try to emulate their industry leading products. From Designer Gouache to Acrylic Inks to Heavy Body Acrylic to Acryla Gouache to DUO water-based oils, my art supply drawer is always full of Holbein products!”
Jean is an artist recognized internationally for her mixed media and watercolor paintings, she is an international juror and a popular workshop instructor.
Jean is a contributing editor for The Artist’s Magazine, has written many articles, two books and 4 videos. Recently Jean has completed her second book “Mixed Media Painting Workshop” following the success of “Expressive Portraits: Creative Methods for Painting People” published by North Light. She has also been involved in many other publications including Splash 8, 9,10 and 14, Sketchbook Confidential, WatercolorArtist,International Artist, Magazin’Art and is profiled in Canada’s Who’s Who.
Jean is a Signature Member of many organizations, including the American Watercolor Society, The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, The Federation of Canadian Artists and Master Signature Member of the California Watercolor Association. Jean has been honoured with numerous National and International awards including the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. She has work placed several collections including the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, England.
Jean Pederson has exhibited her work internationally in London England, Stockholm Sweden, New York (United Nations), San Francisco, Mexico, China and across Canada.
Lynn started her career as an architect and switched to watercolor painting after trying it as a hobby and completely falling in love with it. She is now a full time professional artist and a signature member in the American Watercolor Society, Vermont Watercolor Society and North East Watercolor
Lynn paints in a very photorealistic style which she adopted from her background in architecture and love for detail and she has carried that perfectionist nature into her paintings.
She is an international and national award winning artist, demonstrator, juror and watercolor instructor and showcases her work in solo shows, international exhibitions and galleries. She has been featured on television and in many magazines and books and has a deep passion for teaching watercolor. She travels all over to teach and has classes for every age and ability.
Rob has been called one of his generation’s preeminent content generators. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in movies, comics, and the arts.
Rob is a fixture on the convention circuit and live paints for audiences numbering more than 250,000 a year.
Drawing on his numerous skills as an illustrator, screenwriter, storyboard artist and more, Rob’s career spans over thirty years of gaming, comics, film, and television. Recognized as one of the top intellectual property creators by his peers, Rob is known for creating incredibly detailed worlds, characters and stories in both his pop art and fine art creations. Rob’s art has traveled far and wide, and his works have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S., Europe and Asia. His live painting sessions are a mesmerizing combination of art, entertainment, and excitement. When Rob is not in the studio or on the road painting, he is a sought-after director and producer of films and music videos. He makes his home in southern California with his wife and family.
Brian is a professional illustrator working throughout the entertainment industry. He is most known for his extensive amount of work for the Star Wars franchise. He has spent the better part of the last 12 years working primarily in a galaxy far far away… His work for the Star Wars franchise can be found on everything from fine art reproductions to the illustrated storybooks for Lucasfilm/Disney publishing. He has spent the last several years creating over 600 new illustrations for current and upcoming projects for Lucasfilm/Disney publishing and licensing. Brians artwork has been commissioned and used by dozens of licensors of Star Wars merchandise. Outside of the galaxy far far away Brians work can be found through out the entertainment industry on properties ranging from Classic television programs to major theatrical releases. When he’s not in his studio creating artwork based on Star Wars, he travels the world attending various gallery exhibits and Conventions. Brian says that, ” Working with Lucasfilm and Disney is a dream come true. There are so many creative avenues you can take with a property like Star Wars, the ideas for new paintings and works of art are nearly endless. ” When he’s not busy creating new artwork for the Entertainment industry and the Star Wars galaxy he is spending time with his wife and two children in Southern Michigan.
Brian has been utilizing both the acrylic and watercolor lines from Holbein for the better part of two decades. “ I’ve tried every brand and every type of paint out there, and always come back to the Holbein line of paints…. The colors, the quality control and the friendly nature to have the paints interact with each other when I’m creating mixed media pieces are all some of the reasons why Holbein products are a permanent fixture in my studio”.
Nelson Alexander “Alex” is an American comic book writer/artist known primarily for his painted interiors, covers, and design work. He first became known with the 1994 miniseries Marvels, on which he collaborated with writer Kurt Busiek for Marvel Comics. He has since done a variety of projects for both Marvel and DC Comics, such as the 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come, which Ross co-wrote. Since then he has done covers and character designs for Busiek’s series Astro City, and various projects for Dynamite Entertainment. His feature film work includes concept and narrative art for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, and DVD packaging art for the M. Night Shyamalan film, Unbreakable. He has done covers for TV Guide, promotional artwork for the Academy Awards, posters and packaging design for video games, and his renditions of superheroes have been merchandised as action figures. Ross’ style has been said to exhibit “a Norman-Rockwell-meets-George-Pérez vibe”, and has been praised for its realistic, human depictions of classic comic book characters. His rendering style, his attention to detail, and the perceived tendency of his characters to be depicted staring off into the distance in cover images has been satirized in Mad magazine. Because of the time it takes Ross to produce his art, he primarily serves as a plotter and/or cover artist. Comics Buyer’s Guide Senior Editor Maggie Thompson, commenting on that publication’s retirement of the Favorite Painter award from their CBG Fan Awards due to Ross’ domination of that category, stated in 2010, “Ross may simply be the field’s Favorite Painter, period.”
Iris is leading a revolution worldwide in oil painting – and she’s doing it by refusing to use brushes. Armed with surgical gloves instead of paint brushes, Iris swipes paint straight from Holbein tubes onto her fingertips and then finger paints across the canvas. “It’s new technology” exclaims Iris “yet it’s the oldest technology of all!”. Iris has been featured by Forbes, Barron’s, Western Art and Architecture Magazine, USAToday, CBS New York, and many others. Her originals are sold in 4 galleries across The United States, and orders for her prints ship all day every day to far reaches of the planet. Her style is resonating with a universal need to connect with art that is joyful, colorful, and aesthetically pleasing. Iris Scott believes beauty has gone underrated in recent decades and that the pendulum is finally beginning to swing in a new direction. Scott is currently based in Brooklyn, but her hometown of Maple Valley, where she was born, sits just outside of Seattle. A child of the trees, Iris’ artsy hippie parents raised her to love what you do and to commit to your passion 100%.
Kathyrn’s life-changing move out West in 2005 brought her face-to-face with a true calling: painting the infinite spaces of the American Southwest. Little did she realize at the time, that this would combine two personal rudiments: painting and contemplation. Forever fascinated with stories about the West and Westward Expansion, she would happily board a time machine, if there were such a thing, to experience first-hand this important period in American history and our connection to the land. With a feeling of urgency to portray this space, rooting out the mystic snippets of a quickly vanishing landscape; Kathryn seeks to capture its raw and often awkward elegance in the rapidly changing light, vast distances, rugged escarpments, colorful mesas and hidden arroyos.
Trained as an Academic Realist Kathryn began her career as a figurative painter, but her interest evolved, through a period of pure abstraction, into the gestural Alla Prima painting style she uses today. This approach combines representational landscape forms with an expressionistic modernist sensibility.
Exhibiting artist for over 35 years her work has been featured in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Canada. In addition to my studio practice, she travels internationally, rides horses and teaches oil painting workshops. Kathryn currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Jerry currently has an active License with Warner Brothers Studio for the creation of a Fine Art line for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films titles. All of Jerry’s artwork is based upon hand-painted, traditionally rendered paintings, utilizing Holbein Acrylic Ink applied with both an airbrush and a flat brush. His natural tendency is to create artwork with a photo realistic approach. It is for this reason that Jerry is sometimes asked if his artwork is digital or not.
Jerry has been in the commercial art business for the last 15 years and has been involved in the creation of numerous Sci-fi and Fantasy book jacket designs as well as several commercial artworks for clients such as Hasbro toys, Capital One Bank, Royal Mail Group, Ace, Pocket, Roc and Scholastic books. He has also collaborated with Sideshow Collectibles in the creation of The Dark Lord Sauron 1/4 scale sculpt. You will find many of Jerry’s artworks gracing the covers of several Topps Star Wars collectible card hobby boxes.
Jerry currently works with Disney and Lucasfilm Licensing / Publishing for various Star Wars projects and for the Indiana Jones titles.
Karen is a very active painter. She has been painting in watercolor, oil, pastel or acrylics since her childhood. She has worked in watercolor for over 50 years and her skill in this medium is demonstrated in each of her paintings which are a visual enchantment of color and light. She is constantly seeking to interpret life around her and depicts her images in vibrant , often oversized images.
As a professional artist with a worldwide market, she has achieved notable recognition. Karen was invited to show her work in a three year traveling museum exhibiton entitled “Sea to Shining Sea”. She was one of 47 artists selected to participate in this major project honoring our country. Her paintings hang in museum collections in Europe and in the United States, as well as private and corportate collections, such as the Royal Family of Saudi, Delta Airlines, the Chateu de Vuilliens, the National PGA Headquarters, the Moody Gardens Resort Hotel, and the Walt Disney Corporation. She has been elected to the Birmingham Watercolour Society, Birmingham, U.K.,is in Who’s Who inAmerican Art, Strathmore’s Who’s Who and holds a signature membership in the Texas Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Art Society – Houston
Karen Vernon is the founder of ACT, Artist Changing Tomorrow, a fundraiser to maintain and sustain art education.
Jon was born and raised in Swanton, Vermont. He studied illustration at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and oil painting at Johnson State College. Since 2000, he has been the product and technical advisor for HK Holbein Artist Materials in Williston, Vermont. In 2008, Jon was one of three North American artists featured for Holbein Japan’s launch of their water soluble oil paint line “DUO.” Two of his landscape paintings were published in Sean Dye’s “The Mixed Media Sourcebook”, published by Watson Guptill, 2004. Jon’s painting, Red Autumn Dawn was awarded first place for Arts Alive’s Festival of Fine Arts juried show in 2010. He has exhibited in Burlington, Saint Albans, and Seattle. His mediums range from watercolor, ink, oils, and acrylics. Jon’s art is known for the bright colors and wide range of subject matter. He lives in Saint Albans, Vermont with wife Arleigh, and daughter Violet.