Jon Houser

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Carew Stubble Field towards the CleddauGlistening SeaSheep in Winter LightTwilight Reflections at SaundersfootLight on the Water at LawrennyCarew Castle BluesCarew Tidal Mill with Red Stroller
Carew Stubble Field towards the Cleddau

Carew Stubble Field towards the Cleddau

oil on board 8" x 24"

Glistening Sea

Glistening Sea - Tenby

oil on board 8" x 12"

Sheep in Winter Light

Sheep in Winter Light

Sheep in Winter Light, Carew 8” x 12” £310

Twilight Reflections at Saundersfoot

Twilight Reflections at Saundersfoot

Twilight Reflections at Saundersfoot 8” x 12” £310

Light on the Water at Lawrenny

Light on the Water at Lawrenny

Light on the Water at Lawrenny 8” x 24” £450

Carew Castle Blues

Carew Castle Blues

Carew Castle Blues 6” x 14” £310

Carew Tidal Mill with Red Stroller

Carew Tidal Mill with Red Stroller

Carew Tidal Mill with Red Stroller 12” x 24” £675

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.