Accenture Adventure

Accentur-ate_communityRecently, I was approached by the Arts & Science Council about an opportunity to participate in a special community event of a Charlotte based management consulting firm Accenture. The event was a day long affair to build community in the company. I was invited to do a live painting to be projected during the portion of the program spotlighting ways employees have already invested individually in the local community and offering ways for them to push further.

The event took place in the Mint Museum uptown. In typical grauel style I responded to the words, and actions of the speakers in the form of whimsical village shapes inspired by the activity. The time flew by with laughter and crowd support. At the end of the session I was sad to depart. Over the week following, I revised and honed the image into the painting below. I am grateful to the ASC and Accenture for allowing me to be a part of their community. I look forward to more adventures in live painting. A 15” x 20” acrylic panel of the work will soon be hanging in the main office of Accenture Charlotte. You can add this to your own art collection here.

We really enjoyed having Jonathan at our meeting and were so appreciative that he was able to capture the event and our discussions in such a creative way.  We loved the work that Jonathan did for us and I know we will enjoy it for many years to come.” – Accenture

Special thanks to Virginia Garramone & Shannon Walker at the ASC and Laura Breiding at Accenture for working with me to make this happen.

Audience Evoked – Art+Apertif

In March I had the pleasure of joining my friend (and fellow Ciel Gallery partner) Emily Andreas at Le Meridian Evoke restaurant for the ArtPop sponsored event Art+Apertif. In order to engage the crowd that night I started a group activity. I invited vistors to join me in a live collaboration. As I walked around the room everyone, no matter how reluctant, made an effort to leave their mark. For some, it was their first time ever doing something creative on the iPad. Afterwards I constructed a grauel village on their foundation allowing the participants’ color choices, line quality, and shape to influence my own. Below is the image at the end of the night and the completed village next to it. Take a closer look or get your fine art print here.

Open To Evoke

Art+Apertif village

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Six Figure Under

six figure underthe painting’s title is a play on words (as many of mine are) and little bit chiding myself in the process
a as an artist there is most likely not going to be an “over six figure” income in my future
until maybe after I am six feet under
in this scene there are six figures dispersed “under” the central point of village
are they aware? are they unhappy? what is their discourse?
thats for you to determine…

trans-continental lunch break

Today during lunch I was invited by my friend and Woven Narratives art partner Fabric Lenny to join him in taking a new app Talkboard for a collaborative spin. It has been a while since we were able to do realtime collaboration (R.I.P. Sketchshare), so it was a welcome activity to get back into.  Not much later, our shared digital whiteboard resulted in “Pinocchio & the Minotaur“. Look for more to come as we make the most of this new creative outlet.

Pinnochio & the Minotaur

wow mini session at Ciel


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Trinity Episcopal School 5-8th graders recently spent a day at Ciel Gallery exploring art as part of “WOW Week” (WithOutWalls). I joined artist Caroline Brown and Pam Goode in providing art mini sessions for the students. As part of my … Continue reading