BiographyJon Gilchrist is a self-taught abstract artist born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. I’ve grown up around art – from performance art, to acting, to poetry, to painting. My work reflects that involvement and evolution – that growth. Each of my artistic expressions created amazing opportunities for me to push my boundaries, take chances, and work beyond my comfort zones.
My Mother is a major motivation and inspiration in my art. And while she is no longer here, her words of encouragement and honesty live on. And those words fuel me to spread out and move onward. And so I paint – with my heart, with my spirits, with her memory.
So, every time I grab a brush and a canvas, I take chances – push myself to truly live my art.