Collection: Jon Francis
"I began making art from a very early age. I started by taking classes at Bemis Art School and my passion for art just grew. In high school I was fortunate to be taught by local Colorado Springs artist Floyd Tunsen at Palmer High. His love for Pop Art was a great influence on my early artwork. Floyd introduced me to Basquiat, Warhol, and Claes Oldenburg. I became very inspired by popular and graphic imagery...
Currently I have been very inspired by urban landscapes: landscapes of beautiful skies
juxtaposed by elements of urban life (power lines, billboards, gas stations, etc.). In a world of disposable everything, I enjoy painting these moments as a way to record, preserve and enjoy the landmarks that have shaped my childhood and my city. The warm glow of a neon sign and a brightly lit billboard helps me still incorporate my love of Pop art with classical elements from a landscape." - Jon Francis