Jon Madsen: Original Oil and Watercolor – Works of Wyoming Gift n Gallery

Jon Madsen: Original Oil and Watercolor

Jon Madsen

I work in oil and watercolor and use a full spectrum of approaches, from direct
observational work, interpretive work where observation of the world of appearances is a
major component, and more abstract work. I am either taking notes, trying out an idea to
see what it looks like, or trying to capture a visual/emotional sensation, something like
one gets from a glance at this world we are passing through. I have been actively entering
competitive shows and have had a few one-person shows. I received Wyoming Arts
Council Fellowships for the years 2000 and 2006. I am now retired, still painting and
living in Laramie, WY.

 

I was born in Kansas, grew up in Wyoming and made friends with the wind and open
spaces. I attended college at the University of Wyoming BFA/MFA 1973 majoring in
Art. I then had a 25-year job in computers to support a family and my “painting habit”.
Then from 1998 – 2007, I taught beginning Drawing and Watercolor classes, full time for
the University of Wyoming Art Department. I have been actively entering competitive
shows, and have had a few one-person shows. I received Wyoming Arts Council
Fellowships for the years 2000 and 2006. I am now retired, still painting and living in
Laramie, WY.