Jonathan Woods

Artist in paint, wood, metals, photography

|  Home |  About Jonathan |  News |  Contact |  FAQs |  Gallery |  Sitemap
Site updated Saturday, June 18, 2016

Jonathan at work:


JW painting1

JW painting2


Jonathan Woods - artist

    Jonathan Woods is a visual artist, producing 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work, heavily influenced by dreams and music. His choice of media varies widely, and includes painting, wood, metals, and photography. He defines his work as creating things that have already existed, because he has seen them in his mind, and he is simply ”physicalizing” them for others to behold and enjoy.

Colors of America

    Colors of America         Acrylic on Canvas          40” x 30”          Sold

    This was first painting I did at my studio in the Lorton Arts Foundation's Workhouse Arts Center on opening weekend. I had planned to create a purely abstract, non-representational work, by myself. But with the huge number of visitors came children who I felt were just dying to paint. So I asked one little girl if she would like to try painting. I soon had a crowd of people in my studio with many children painting while I tried to direct them to simply not make mud on the canvas. I came in the next day and faced a mess that was created with the kind of energy and enthusiasm only kids can provide. Somehow, the colors reminded me of a flag, so I took the painting to the next level, creating an American flag, with the kids' many colors in the background. It seemed to represent the freedom of art and the diversity of those who helped to create it.