MAR 2024 / Featured Artist: Jonathan Van Brunt

MAR 2024 / Featured Artist: Jonathan Van Brunt

ON VIEW MAR 5 - 30, 2024

Born and raised in Freeport, NY, Jonathan is the youngest of seven and the only one of his siblings who showed a great interest in making art, yet he cites the influence his family had on his decision. From his parent’s collection of illustrated books to the countless record albums and magazines belonging to his brothers and sisters, visual art was never out of reach at his home.

Jonathan studied printmaking at the Maine College of Art, developing an interest in materials through the process of traditional etching and lithography. As a graduate student at Ohio University School of Art, he integrated his love of materials into large abstract painted wood pieces, through which he focused on fragmented compositions using found objects.

Moving back to Long Island, he developed an appreciation for the hidden landscapes of the area through his explorations of the state and county parks in the company of his two children. The vast expanses of the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean combined with the spiked grass and branches hugging the small creeks and ponds throughout the island became the perfect vehicle for his paintings and offered the opportunity to celebrate the local landscape.





Founded in 1974, the Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in the arts. Our goal is to present, produce, and promote culturally responsive, high quality programs in varied artistic disciplines for our diverse Long Island community.


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