Jonathan Guzman

My first grade teacher decorated her classroom with artwork she made, not ready-made, store-bought posters. When asked, she replied that she was an “artist” and this was her space to “show off.” I decided I wanted to do the same, and from that point on, I began drawing and sketching. My journey took me from GT Art programs in elementary school, to AP Studio Art in high school. 

I was influenced early on by the classical artists such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Monet. As time went on and my experience grew, I began to pull inspiration from those that would use art in a more expressive fashion–as a way to display emotions rather than a snapshot of daily life. After spending years in New Orleans, I moved to San Antonio, got married, started a family, and began experimenting with  more abstract concepts in my art.

Today, you can find the colorful expressiveness learned from New Orleans coupled with western themes observed while in Texas. In addition, my passion for literature and teaching have also permeated my artwork,  giving me further themes and motifs for inclusion within my paintings. To date, I have painted Texan themes such as cattle and ranch life, as well as scenes from works by Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, and Bram Stoker. 

For now, I have displayed my artwork at various shows and fairs throughout San Antonio. I sell most of my work through online platforms (eBay, Etsy, etc.) though I also sell locally through direct commissions. My artwork has m

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