Jon draws on a number of locations that have influenced his ideas on abstraction. These have all played a part in his ‘artistic journey’, and include Provence, Venice, Cuba, the Scottish Coast and landscapes around Oxford. Most pictures are painted ‘en plein air’. Through this series of themes he explores aspects of space, light, and colour. In some themes he uses concepts of detail to examine and manipulate emerging abstraction. Jon uses these places to make statements about the nature and form of the land. In the same way his nudes can be seen as landscapes, their shapes reminiscent of land folds, and their sensuality reflecting the softness of the local hills. Whilst he draws on influences from west coast America he is grounded in what he sees and abstracts the scenes to create his art.
Jon Rowland Art : 65 Hurst Rise Road Oxford OX2 9HE
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