Jon Osborne is a self-taught Contemporary Artist in Birmingham, AL who works mainly in acrylics. Jon holds an Associates degree in Graphic Communications from Trenholm State Technical College and has recently started creating art full time which has been his passion since early childhood. The principal themes of Jon's work are interconnectivity, love, peace, and identity. He combines these elements to explore issues surrounding the ideas of understanding human experience and unity. Jon uses his unique techniques of storytelling, psychology, theory, and meditation to illustrate his view of the uncontrollable world around us while seeing the beauty in it.
Previously, Jon's style of work has been described as 'bold' and ' intriguing', while using symbolism, hidden words and thought-provoking inspirations to bring awareness of our perceptions. Osborne also goes by the moniker of "Jon of Art". Recently, Jon won the Joe Piper Distinction Award at the 2019 Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham's Largest Nation Art Festival and Artist at the 48th Kentuck Arts Festival 2019. As Jon's career emerges, he looks forward to teaching art, using art in community outreach and creating a foundation that supports the Arts.