I am a portrait painter. My work ranges from the fanciful to the classically realistic. I can trace my painting career back to a "forehead" cartoon (a self portrait from the eyes up) that I created in Boston in 1986. I've been doing variations of this ever since.
Whether I'm painting a fraction or an entire face of a fictitious or realistic character, whether it's a mural or a painting, whether or not there is something on top of my subject's head, what remains consistent is my interest in creating an arresting image.
I'm 52 years old and a Washington, D.C. native. I went to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Emerson College. I've had one-man portrait shows all over the world including Washington, D.C., Provincetown MA, Boston, New Orleans, New York, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and Prague.
For 18 years, I have been making art and selling it out of my studio/storefront space at 285 5th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which, over the years, has become a well known spot and a destination for art lovers in the community.
"Open By Appointment and By Luck" has been the sign on my shop since I first opened and after all these years, I still get great pleasure selling my work directly to the public in my storefront, at street fairs, and other art festivals around the country.
Check out JonathanBlumPortraits.com
Email me at Rabbipainter@gmail.com