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Jon Francis

Jon Francis

I am a Colorado native and have lived in Colorado Springs most of my life. I live and work close to downtown. When I’m not painting in my studio,you can find me going for a run around the neighborhood or hiking with my family in Palmer Park. 

I began making art from a very early age. I started by taking classes at Bemis Art School and my passion for art just grew. In high school I was fortunate to be taught by local Colorado Springs art celeb Floyd Tunsen.

His love for Pop Art was a great influence on my early artwork. In college my passion continued to grow as I learned to paint from life and built my knowledge of traditional landscapes. Currently I have been very inspired by urban landscapes: landscapes of beautiful skies and mountain scenes but also including elements of urban life (powerlines, billboards, gas stations, etc.). 

I enjoy painting urban landscapes as a way to record, preserve and enjoy the landmarks that have shaped my city.

My work can be found all over town. I regularly have work up at the Manitou Art Center. Recently I finished a commission for the newly created Beast and Brews Restaurant and Tap House. Twelve animal portraits of local wildlife are on display around the restaurant. Not only did I design and create each work of art, but I also created custom reclaimed wood frames for each piece of work.   

Currently, I am very excited to be working on an art show that will be held at Kreuser Gallery in Colorado Springs in June 2020. The theme of th

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