Jon Davenport: Vintage Americana Art
Jon explores the process of deconstructing iconic imagery from the past and present. With his background in advertising, his skills in digital art and passion for photography, he mixes it all together with a confident use of the paintbrush....
Growing up in Ipswich, UK, Jon was always an avid drawer, and could often be found with a pencil and paper in hand. But his creative urges took a backseat to getting a biology degree at Brunel University in London. It was afterwards, in his first job working at Archant newspaper group in Ipswich, that he quickly progressed from plate maker to becoming an integral member of the art studio. It was during this time that he taught himself photoshop, desktop publishing and graphic & web design.
After a few years, Jon setup a design agency, and moved to London. This proved successful, working for a number of key clients including Nike and Virgin, and gaining praise from the likes of Richard Branson and Tony Blair.
But it wasn’t until Jon moved to the USA to marry his wife, Atlanta artist Christy Kinard, that he began indulging his pure creative urges, with her constant encouragement. Only then could he truly create artworks he was proud of. Jon’s work can be found in numerous private collections around the world.
The small details in life are often missed and I choose to capture them with the use of color and texture. My goal in this art process is to force the viewer to question the art and then to become artists themselves
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