The paintings of Calgary based Canadian artist Jonathan Faria are a natural extension of his life long interest for all types of art and design. From an early passion for woodworking  and furniture making, to explorations with metal sculpture, and glass blowing, Jonathan's paintings are an extension of a need to create and express, and a love for natural and rural landscapes.

“As a primarily self taught artist, I love to explore saturated colours, textures, the interplay of light and shadow, and interesting compositions that will ultimately result in paintings that reflect a moment of pleasure, a glimpse of beauty, or capture an intrinsic mood. I have always been fascinated and moved by the colourful patterns and subtle shades of light on a landscape. I believe the job of an artist is to capture the essence of a moment, distill out what is unnecessary and amplify what remains, while adding my own personal twist so the viewer is moved by the unique impression of the landscape or subject matter.”

ABOUT

Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists

EDUCATION

2001      Halliburton School of Art Summer Program, Halliburton ON  (Advanced Woodworking, Glass Blowing, Iron Sculpture)

2016      Dundas School of Art, Dundas ON  (Intermediate Acrylic Painting)

2017      Dundas School of Art, Dundas ON (Intermediate Watercolour)

2018      Creative Painting 3-Day Workshop, Calgary ON (Instructor: Mike Svob, SFCA)

EXHIBITIONS

2018      Spring into Art Show, Federation of Canadian Artists (Calgary Chapter),  March, 2018, Calgary AB

2018      Art-O-Rama, Federation of Canadian Artists (Calgary Chapter),  June, 2018, Calgary AB