Title: Amity Vineyards
8 X 10
Weight: 2.0 lbs.
Painted on location on top of Amity Vineyards, outside of Dallas,OR.
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Jonathan Edward Luczycki (Lou-ziss-key) was drawing before the age of three years old and started selling sketches of Disney characters while on recess in grade school for a quarter each. This also happened to be the exact cost for chocolate milk in the cafeteria. A talented business man from the start. Academically trained as a professional illustrator, the human figure and portraiture continue to captivate him and he constantly strives to paint them in new and exciting ways. He has been studying anatomy and has been involved in figure drawing classes and workshops on a constant basis for nearly 15 years. While studying at illustration & fine arts at Laguna College of Art & Design, he learned the techniques of the masters who understood the importance of working in natural light and from direct observation of the model. Jonathan has had several solo and group shows along the west coast since 2002, from Portland, Oregon to Laguna Beach, Hollywood and downtown L.A. Since 2005 he has built relationships with collectors on a national and international scale. His paintings are in private collections across the country, as well as in collections in Mexico City, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Canada, Tokyo, Germany, Australia, and Paris. He resides and works out of his studio in Costa Mesa, CA painting landscapes by day and portraits by night.
At a very young age I devoted my life to the arts and have always been fascinated with the art of picture making. I was not born with the ability to paint and draw like this. It is something that has slowly developed over a long course of time through hard work, education and dedication. Since graduation from Laguna College of Art & Design in 2007, up until now, spring of 2012, I had painted outdoors nearly everyday advancing at my craft. Studying the plein air movement and traveling to paint at the sames viewpoints of the legendary Edgar Payne and William Wendt in addition to studio work helps keep me well rounded as an artist. My motivation and dream is to paint in every continent. I love drawing & painting, it is all I ever want to do, and I couldn't imagine living a life without art.
2002-2007 Laguna College of Art & Design. Bachelor’s degree in illustration with a minor in fine arts. Received partial scholarships and grants. 2004-2005 Hipbone Studios in Portland, OR. Attended extensive figure drawing workshops on upper level anatomy studies. 1998-2002 Portland Community College. Studied cultural anthropology, astronomy and geology. Associates Degree earned. Received full scholarship. 1997-98 Pacific Northwest College of Art. Studied under Bob Dozono & Al Green. Received full scholarship. 1997-current Attends figure drawing and figure painting workshops on a weekly basis to further develop my figurative work.
March 20th 2011- Private solo show in collectors home. Newport Beach,CA. December 4th-23rd 2010- The 6" Squared Show at The Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. July-September 2011. Selected work on display at the Back Bay Interpretive Center. Newport Beach,CA. July 24th-25th 2010. "SOCALPAPA Paints the Back Bay" Located at the Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA June 9 - August 8 2010. The Gallery - Socalpapa “Islands Show” - Juried works of Newport Peninsula, Surrounding Islands & Catalina Island. Received 3rd Place for my painting "All Washed Up" April 3 - June 10, 2010 The Gallery - Socalpapa “Small Is Beautiful” - Juried Small Works Show. Newport Beach,CA. September 2009. The Art of Getting Home. Donated 3 paintings for a silent auction to help the Friendship shelter of Orange County. Held at 7 Degrees in Laguna Beach, CA. April 3-5th 2009. SoCalPapa Group show at The Soldiers Barracks Gallery. San Juan Capistrano, CA. December 6th 2008. Group show at The Hive Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. December 4th 2008. 1st Thursday Art Walk at Chateau 305 Hollywood Squares Group Show. Laguna Beach, CA. November 1st 2008. Group show at The Hive Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. October 4th 2008. Group show at The Hive Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. October 3rd 2008. Solo Show of over 20 plein air landscapes at the Jonathan Luczycki Gallery located in the downstairs lobby of Anderson & Le LLP in Santa Ana, CA. 7-10pm. September 18th 2008. The Art of Getting Home. Donated 5 paintings for a silent auction to help the Friendship shelter of Orange County. Held at 7 Degrees. Laguna Beach, CA. All 5 paintings sold, raising a total of $2300. September 12-October 16th 2008. SoCalPapa Paints the Peninsula. Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. July 3rd 2008. 1st Thursday Art Walk at Chateau 305 Hollywood Squares. Group show. Laguna Beach, CA. June 27th – July 31st 2008. The Mint Gallery. Guest artist at the Art By Dano Reception. Dana Point, CA. June 27th 2008. Solo show of my landscape paintings at City Place 1st Fridays! Santa Ana, CA. June 5th 2008. 1st Thursday Art Walk at Chateau 305 Hollywood Squares. Group show. Laguna Beach, CA. May 2nd 2008. Group show at The Mint Gallery. The Wave Show. Dana Point, CA. May 2008 – present. Represented artist at The Mint Fine Art Gallery. Dana Point, CA. April 24th-May 29th 2008. Solo show at the Wicked Garden, Fairy Tales Event. Live portrait painting. Dana Point, CA. February 2008-present. Represented artist at White Bird Gallery. Cannon Beach, OR. January 2008-present. Represented artist at The Freed Gallery. Lincoln City, OR and Pacific City, OR. September 14th 2007. The Art of Getting Home. Art donated for a silent auction to help the Friendship shelter of Orange County. Held at 7 Degrees. Small painting sold for $950. Laguna Beach, CA. July 28th 2007. Group Show at Art Salon de Carion. Laguna Beach, CA. July 2007-May 2008. Represented artist at Village Gallery. Laguna Beach, CA. June – September 2007. Represented artist at Art Salon de Carion. Laguna Beach, CA May 2007. LCAD student show. Received best illustration award. Laguna Beach, CA. April 2007. The Hive. Two-Year Anniversary Group Show. Los Angeles, CA. June 2006. Bordners. Group Show. Hollywood, CA. May 2006. The Hanger. Group Show. Los Angeles, CA. March 2006. The Hive. Group Show. Los Angeles, CA. February 2006. The Hive. Group Show. Los Angeles, CA. December 2005. The Good Foot. Art donated for a silent auction to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. Portland, OR. November 2005. Odd Doll Bad Doll. Solo Show. Portland, OR. September 2005. Coffee People. Solo Show. Portland, OR. August 2005. Chance of Rain. Solo Show. Portland, OR. July 2005. Local 35. First Solo Show. Portland, OR. 2000- Editorial cartoonist for Portland Community College Newspaper, The Bridge. Won the statewide best cartoonist two years in a row.
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