Jon is a dedicated outdoorsman and naturalist. While growing up in Ohio, he spent countless hours in the woods studying and drawing nature and the wildlife that he would see. Many of his paintings have been created while sitting in his tree stand. He once was an avid hunter and fisherman. In recent years, he has given up hunting and fishing for his paintbrush and canvas. Hunting now is with his sketchbook and camera capturing the beauty of nature and wildlife. Jon continues to strive to be a wildlife artist.