About Jon Sephton

Jon lives in North Yorkshire (UK) and paints in oil, watercolour and acrylic. His paintings are inspired by landscape and architecture. In landscapes he explores the sense of openness and the idea of wanting to continue walking into the painting. He explores the way light and weather influence the landscape and our reaction to it. Jon studied art as a major part of an education degree at Sunderland Polytechnic (now Sunderland University) from 1982-86. It was here that he also formed a lifelong love of ceramics and still has a small studio. After graduating, Jon briefly taught for a while before making the decision to leave teaching and work as a graphic designer. Completing an HNC in graphic design at Newcastle College, he worked on design contracts and in advertising agencies before establishing a graphic design business of his own. Today, Jon divides his time between painting and design work.