Jon Stewart could easily be described as the unsung hero of Open Door. He intersperses his time painting by giving compliments to all those working around him. When Jon tells a person they are “Awesome,” they truly feel awesome. Jon’s kind and patient spirit show through in his meticulous and often geometric paintings. He is very inspired by historical paintings but is just as likely to paint people in his life. He tends to use small paintbrushes and carefully fills in rectangular areas with color. These angular sceneries are occasionally occupied by houses or people but can stand alone as abstract color fields. Jon “loves art” and his sole ambition as an artist is to “just be me.” Jon has been making art since his high school days at West Central. He is very close with his family and adores dogs. He also happily follows the basketball teams of Ohio State and Kentucky. These teams are lucky to count Jon among their fans. He is one of the most positive and loyal of fans imaginable.

Key Skills

• Abstract Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor
• Self-Advocacy

Exhibitions

2018
Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark
Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Horizons – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2017
Efflorescence – Franklin Park Conservatory Cardinal Health Gallery
German Village Meeting Haus – Columbus, OH
Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2016
Alladin’s Exhibition – Alladin’s Eatery
America – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Complementary – Carnegie Gallery
Frame of Mind – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2015
Are You Afraid of the Art?– Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Don’t Be Square – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Rock, Paper, Scissors – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
The Plot Thickens – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2014
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Big and Small Wonders – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Flora & Fauna – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Red Hot – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2013
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Home – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Small Wonders – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2012
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Pieces of Me – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Outside/In – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery