by Mel Fenson
Old cars, trucks and motorcycles have always captured Colorado artist, Jon Eggers’ imagination. He says, “There’s something about these machines and their cosmetic personalities that really speaks to me.” He’s fascinated by their, “polished metallic finishes, colors, reflections, glass, metal and chrome surfaces.” Whether its a fully restored classic 1934 Ford he notices at a car show or an abandoned truck rusting away in the prairie, his artistic passion is ignited and he turns those visions into striking photo-realistic automotive art, rendered in oil.
Jon’s painting style and subject matter have been influenced by painters, such as Edward Hopper, (1882-1967) a prominent American realist painter, known for his stark representations of American life; American painter, Richard Estes, known for his photo- realistic paintings of inanimate city and geometric landscapes, and for his storefronts that reflect images of the surrounding areas; and Robert Cottingham, a photorealist painter, whose work represents images of Americana, such as barber poles and theatre marquettes.
After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Art from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Jon has gone on his own artistic path to explore the world of automotive imagery.
Jon’s work has been exhibited
in Colorado at the Great Frame Up Artists’ Gallery in Longmont ; in
Longmont Artists’ Guild showings; at the Full Spectrum Gallery in
Longmont; at the Longmont Museum and at various community concerts and fund raisers; at Old Firehouse Art Center in Longmont; at annual Longmont Studio Tours; at a Harley Davidson Paintings exhibit at High Country Harley Davidson in Frederick; at a motorcycle art exhibition at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; and the Apex Gallery in Rapid City, South Dakota. His painting of a 1934 Ford coupe was featured in a full page color reproduction in the January 1998 issue of Street Rodder Magazine.
Jon’s original oil paintings, which range in size from 11" x 14" to 24" x 36" are available directly from his studio. Jon also accepts commissioned work.
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