'Naeama Mundo Cani' - December 1985

'Naeama Mundo Cani' - December 1985

The photographs contained on this page are mostly from the notebooks that Jon completed in the last ten years of his life. It is only a very small selection but it encapsulates the thoughts and ideas behind many of his more recent paintings and his approach to life.

We hope that with time the record will be more expansive.

'Caroline Painting' - Autumn 1985

 

 

 

Jon used sketchbooks prodigiously from an early age but latterly tended to keep notebooks which contained roughly penned sketches, thoughts and reminders. Contained within are clues to how he approached his practice; his painting process as well as the outlines and ideas for works that he would subsequently commit to 'canvas'.

 A Collection of Jon's notebooks - 2016

A Collection of Jon's notebooks - 2016

He tended to favour the cheap spiral bound notebooks that he could buy cheaply from ESK in Hastings town centre.

A Page from one of Jon's spiral bound notebooks - 2004

 
 'Poppa & Dad' - December 1985

'Poppa & Dad' - December 1985

Amazing
Art is the thing you think about most
mummy daddy
mummy daddy