Jonathan graduated from Connecticut College in 1993 with a Cum Laude Distinction in Fine Art. Now residing in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, His artwork has evolved into a celebration of coastal New England. Working equally in the studio and on location, his work includes the harbors, beaches, vessels, and architecture of our coastal marine environment.
Jonathan received acceptance into The American Impressionist Society National shows in 2013, 2014 and 2017, which garnered him Signature Member Status.
Recent accomplishments include: In 2018, Silvio Valerio SCNY Award, Fall Auctions, Salmagundi Club, NY; Rosemary & Co. Brushes Award, Sylvia Maria Glesman Floral Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY; 134th Annual Members Exhibition, Gene Magazine Award for a Traditional Oil, Salmagundi Club, NY; Honorable Mention Award in April, 2017 at the Boats, Beaches and Surf National Juried Show at the Art League of Rhode Island. He also participated in the American Impressionists Society National Exhibition in 2016. In addition he participated in the Olmstead Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, GA in April 2017. Other Awards of note include the 2015 Museum Purchase Award at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum. In 2004, Jon received the First Place-Best of Fleet Award at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI, for “Courageous Convictions”, his 12 meter yacht replica. Jonathan was also honored with an invitation by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the “Art in Embassie” program in 2006, which expanded his work to an international audience. Jonathan”s maritime work is also on display in the offices of Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, both in Providence, RI and Washington DC.
He periodically arranges workshops and courses in oil painting. His work can easily be followed through social media and e-newsletters, as well as his blog and website. Video samples of selected works in progress are also available and have been especially popular among his collectors and fans.