After Jonathan Queen completed his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, he worked as a concept artist/illustrator for two years, then as a framer while doing commissioned paintings. “A client of mine had one of my commissioned pieces framed, and when I stopped in to see the painting in its frame, the gallery’s director offered to represent me—based on one painting!” The gallery also happened to need a framer, so Queen “got a good job and representation on the same day.” After three years of framing full time and painting part time, he now paints full time. He shows his work at the gallery whose director first recognized his talent, Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
To read more about Queen, see the March 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here is some art that didn’t appear in the issue.
White Squash (oil, 14×18)
Good Intentions (oil, 14×11)
Royal Typewriter (oil, 26×24)
Blue Eyed Doll (oil, 5×4)
Nautilus Shell On Book (oil, 12×16)
The Connoisseur (Homage to Norman Rockwell) (oil, 24×18)