June 2016 Artist of the Month

 

Jonathan Salt

"Landscapes of the Central Valley"

Claremont resident Jonathan Salt presents new paintings in a style he calls “a shift away from plein air.”

“More often I’m starting at twilight and end up around last light. I’m trying to evoke a mood more than describing a moment. One painting is a moonlit nocturne.”

Jonathan earned his B.A. in fine art at UC Davis, a Masters of Art in painting from the University of New Mexico and a Masters of Fine Art from Claremont Graduate University. He worked as a background painter on the animated film, "The Iron Giant," among other animated features for Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Co. Jonathan has been a plein air painter for 20 years.

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