Jon Houser

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Evening Beach Shadows at TenbyThe Pembrokeshire Dangler over Freshwater WestSummer Morning at BroadhavenSaundersfoot Harbour Late EveningPembrokeshire Coast from SprinklePembrokeshire Coast from Lydstep
Evening Beach Shadows at Tenby

Evening Beach Shadows at Tenby

The Pembrokeshire Dangler over Freshwater West

The Pembrokeshire Dangler over Freshwater West

Summer Morning at Broadhaven

Summer Morning at Broadhaven

Saundersfoot Harbour Late Evening

Saundersfoot Harbour Late Evening

Pembrokeshire Coast from Sprinkle

Pembrokeshire Coast from Sprinkle

Pembrokeshire Coast from Lydstep

Pembrokeshire Coast from Lydstep

Born in Surrey in 1958, Jon was Educated in Tunbridge Wells and Cardigan and then completed a 4 year apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Aberporth for the Department of the Environment in 1980.

 

Jon was introduced to painting in 1995 after taking an Access to Art course at the Carmarthen College of Technology and Art where his talent for painting was recognised.

 

Taking up painting seriously in 2011, Jon started painting historic railway scenes and in 2012 became an associate member of the Guild of Railway Artists exhibiting at the Royal Dockyard, Chatham and the Severn Valley Railway with the Guild's "Railart" exhibitions.

 

Tired of the constraints of having to work from photographs in a cramped studio, in 2014, Jon's painting subject matter and practice changed to solely working from life, painting landscapes, seascapes and street scenes out on location or "Plein air" as the French Impressionist's called it. It is this direct method of working that has allowed Jon to progress as a painter giving his paintings a looser more spontaneous feel.

 

Jon has work in private collections throughout the country and in 2012, his oil painting "The Castle at Neyland" was purchased by the National Library of Wales for the National Collection.