Jonathan West is a Baltimore area artist known for his large expressionist work. Following his "It's Time To Run Like Hell" series, his "Paintings of Heaven" and vividly painted landscapes, portraits and still lifes employ a brighter, more optimistic pallette and viewpoint. Jonathan shows actively and paints constantly in different series. His goal is to capture the essence of a moment and create an object that radiates.
With the occurrence of the death of my childhood best friend, my paintings evolved from the “It’s Time To Run Like Hell” series to the “Paintings Of Heaven” series. These spirited expressions of light and color express my cathartic impressions of life and the inevitability of death. Often inspired by tragic current events, these paintings are guided by emotion, fate and subconscious spiritual principles. The emergence of my still life paintings mark a humble return to traditional genre with a modern twist. Most recently,the return of the figure and landscape has opened new possibilities.