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