Painter Jonathan Herbert revels in all life has to offer. One can smell the paint of each canvas; even prints communicate the full body dance of the original painting. In his creative process, his very being is ensnared in the transmutation of our planet's energies and experience. From glorious landscapes to the gritty underbelly of New York City, if you watch and wait long enough, you will feel his creation in your body, and in your heart.
As a materials fanatic, Herbert creates with the finest available: lead-primed Belgian linen or completely rag papers from world-renowned mills; the best paints and brushes. His inspiration dictates the use of: alla prima oil on linen; gouache/acrylic on paper; and mixing conte or charcoal into a work. Or he builds, wildly or carefully, layer on layer until the works tells him it is finished.
Jonathan Herbert knew his calling at the age of nine. His first mentor had him draw for 10 years before picking up oils. He was trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He consumed "The Material and Techniques of the Artist" by Ralph Mayer, and absorbed the work of his forbears in American and European museums. He knows technique can be taught; art emanates from the soul.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
TwitterArtExhibit No. 2, Norway , Moss, 2012
Juried Show, New York NY, Madame X, 2009
Alumni Exhibition, Boston MA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2002
BDA GOLD AWARD, New York NY, BDA Headquarters, 1999
Independent Study Award: Antwerp, Boston MA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1974 - 1975
Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Collection , Kirkland & Ellis, New York NY, 2002
Pfizer Inc. Corporate Collection, Pfizer Corporate Headquarters, New York NY, 2004
JBA Realty Corporate Collection, JBA Realty, New York NY, 2006
Helene DeLillo Photography, Helene DeLillo Photography Studios, New York NY, 2008
ReBar Corporate Collection, Rebar , New York NY, 2011