Hello!

I am Jon and Mother Nature is my inspiration with her endless subject matter and surprises she creates in nature. I work to create a sense of place that is somewhere, maybe nowhere in particular, but was provided by Mother Nature herself. I want the viewer to see and experience as though they are standing within the scene of the painting.

My style of painting is realistic with a twist of painterly. I combine some of the techniques of the old masters with the more modern techniques that I have learned over the years to create my works of art.

WHY IS PAINTING LANDSCAPES SPECIAL TO ME?

Nature evokes a feeling and intensity within me. This is what speaks to me, and draws me in. It is critical to me to capture this vitality, and rich diversity of the scene. I strive to implement this emotional context into a landscape painting. It is because of this, that I try to paint such reality into my paintings. I want my viewers to feel the same emotion. I am not only relying on the knowledge that I have gained over the years, but I keep myself open to the surprises that popup during the painting process. It’s like being on the edge; Sometimes I fall, and other times new and unexpected possibilities of expression, and new techniques become available to me. Because I am not afraid to be on the edge, I continue to improve my painting style and techniques. If I manage to maintain this fragile balance, a work of art is created that I am proud to put my name on and share with others.

ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING COMMISSIONED BY JON KRIDER

I love doing custom painting commissions for my clients and their families. They make excellent gifts or memorabilia of a fond location. If you love my painting style, but want something a little bit more custom, I’ll gladly help you create the painting of your dreams. I have a streamlined process that will make the painting commission experience smooth and enjoyable.

Vacation Landscape Commission Paintings

One of my top requests from clients is a painting of one of their favorite vacation destinations. I’ve also received requests for paintings of vacation destinations from around the world. These vacation location paintings are perfect for your vacation home to match the local decor and inspire relaxation. Conversely, you may want to preserve the memory of your favorite vacation spot year-round in your primary residence.

Childhood & Current Hometown Commission Paintings

Clients have fond memories of their childhood homes and towns and want to create a painting that mirrors these nostalgic experiences. With high quality photos of the childhood home, I can create a beautiful piece that will be treasured. Sometimes these commissions take a bit longer to plan and produce, but the result is worth it.

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WHY CHOOSE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS?

When choosing what art to place in your home, it’s a very personal decision. You want the art gracing your home to say something about your elevated tastes, what you believe in, and what inspires you. With the plethora of art and decor available, even considering original artwork says something about you. It says that you care about originality and the individual expression that comes from each piece. The artist creates the original piece with no plan of replication or widespread commercialization. They create their work for themselves and for you.

My original artwork is painted on fine linen panels that I have personally prepared for each of my works, and painted with professional high quality paint that will last a lifetime. Many of my original paintings are studies that have started from sketches, photographs, and/or paintings I have done “plein air” on location. Each painting is unique and captures my interpretation of the scene at that location and at that moment in time.

Thank you for considering my original artwork, and I hope that you find that perfect work of art for your home. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me about doing a commissioned painting just for you, a one of kind of your favorite place.

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The Sun Newspaper Article

While out painting with the Round Rock Plein Air Group in Georgetown, Texas, a reporter with The Sun newspaper of Williamson County took this pho...

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