MIKE’S ART TRUCK: Afterglow, Art by Jon Whiddon

MIKE’S ART TRUCK: Afterglow, Art by Jon Whiddon

May 20 – September 8, 2022

View at: www.mikesarttruck.com

 

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and Mike’s Art Truck present Afterglow: Art by Jon Whiddon, featuring art from the artist’s estate. The art is on display at the Alexander Dickson House, the historic building which houses the Hillsborough Visitors Center.

 

Snow Shadow, Jon Whiddon. Self portrait, acrylic on paper

 

Spanning his brief but intense artistic journey from 1999 to 2008, the exhibition is composed of the unsold work and personal collection that were left to Jon Whiddon’s family when he passed away in 2008.

 

Bali Girl, Jon Whiddon. Acrylic on paper

To get through a difficult time in his life, thirty-nine-year-old Jon Whiddon began teaching himself to paint. Using leftover tractor paint and scrap wood, he tried his hand at rendering the open landscapes that surrounded him on his family’s farm in south Georgia.

 

 
Offering,  Jon Whiddon. Acrylic on paper

 

His paintings grew impressionistic as he began to embrace plein air technique, composing with wet paint to capture the ever-changing light and colour in the mountains. He took a trip to Italy, followed by an intense period of creativity, and then another to Bali. In August 2007, shortly after his return from Bali, Jon was diagnosed with cancer. He continued painting and planning until his death on February 20, 2008.

Exhibition artwork is available for purchase directly at www.mikesarttruck.com.  

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