Featured Artist Jon Winslow

Artist Jon Winslow’s paintings transport the viewer into an upbeat, dream-like and slightly off-kilter world. See more of his work by visiting his website.

 

"Left Alone" Acrylic on OSB Board, 12" x 16" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Left Alone” Acrylic on OSB Board, 12″ x 16″

 

What I am working on now is probably a good place to start in my continuing, never-ending, artistic journey. My art is a projection of my perceptual inner world—happy, dreamlike, and a bit distorted.

 

"Southern Comfort" Acrylic on Canvas, 41" x 54" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Southern Comfort” Acrylic on Canvas, 41″ x 54″

 

I live on the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle. My paintings reflect a laid-back, tropical, island lifestyle with no worries to weigh you down. Sounds a bit unrealistic, but that’s what dreams are for.

 

"Away From It All Again" Acrylic on Canvas, 39" x 54" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Away From It All Again” Acrylic on Canvas, 39″ x 54″

 

Personally, I want to feel happy when I look at the walls my paintings hang on. There’s already more than enough gloomy personal and global life events.

 

"Afternoon Delight" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 32" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Afternoon Delight” Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 32″

 

I let the go of the gloominess and use my upbeat perspective to inspire my happy seascape scenes that include dilapidated cottages, worn-down boats and crystal white sandy beaches.

 

"Kick Back Resort" Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Kick Back Resort” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 48″

 

Just as life is sometimes a dichotomy, my loosely- rendered, sometimes primitive painting style is 180 degrees opposite of my former classical realism artistic technique.

 

"Serenity Cove" Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Serenity Cove” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 48″

 

Personally trained for four years by the nationally acclaimed portrait artist Patricia Johnson, my subject material included painting from live models in a tightly rendered format. As you might surmise, my photorealistic painting style required tremendous patience and discipline with a perfectionist outcome. Yes, I was drained, but also deeply satisfied upon its completion.

 

"Serenity Cove" Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Serenity Cove” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 48″

 

Around the year 2000, a chance encounter with a street artist shifted my artistic expression. After that, I was fortunately invited to participate in the 2005 International Florence Biennale. I received artist recognition in the New York/Art Fairs International Publication of April 2006 from a New York and International Art Critic.  Subsequent art shows and associated awards, art festivals, exhibitions and newscast media interviews filled up my calendar.

 

"Timeout" Mixed Media on Canvas, 48" x 48" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Timeout” Mixed Media on Canvas, 48″ x 48″

 

About five years ago I “crossed over” to the world of Abstract painting, using my bold colors and rigorous painting strokes to create brilliant, energetic paintings.

 

"Coming Home" Acrylic on Canvas, 18" x 24" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Coming Home” Acrylic on Canvas, 18″ x 24″

 

I used my hands, pallet knives, and whatever makeshift tools to capture the essence of what my emotions emoted deep inside me. The brilliant reds, yellows and oranges that I used on my tropical paintings dominated the mixed media canvases.

 

"My Solitude" Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“My Solitude” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 48″

 

My artist career has now come back full circle – back to my current loosely rendered tropical subject matter. I believe returning to my previous style of current painting is inspired by both the resurging demand for my tropical paintings and my philosophical and theological belief system that perceives the world as a dream.

 

"Resting" Acrylic on Canvas, 18" x 27" by artist Jon Winslow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Resting” Acrylic on Canvas, 18″ x 27″

 

As such, my paintings reflect this happy dream of mine. This “wake-up call” expands to my relationships, and I attempt to see differently in all life situations. My vision includes each and every one of you.

 

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Comments

  1. I really admire your paintings. My favorites are Resting and Coming Home and Southern Comfort.

  2. I love all of Jon’s wonderful pieces, but Coming Home is my absolute favorite! I get teary-eyed just looking at it. It is truly a blessing to get the opportunity to view Jon ‘ s talented work.

  3. I’m in love with your work.

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