Muskegon, Painter and Sculptor
Jon Workman, Sculpture and Painter
Many of my paintings center on the Bluffton Neighborhood. I grew up in the Bluffton area and this little bay is embedded in my soul, sounds corny but it’s true. – Jon
His painting showcase boats, homes, docks, open water, landscapes, sunsets, sailboat racing, inlets, marinas and historic prominent location around Muskegon. He primarily uses acrylic painting.
Another angle of work Workman tries to do is combine the disciplines of dance, painting, sculpture and theater in abstract form. He works on sculptures using wire mesh, epoxy and occasionally plaster and ceramics. His sculptures have a biomorphic appearance (meaning they are based on shapes found in nature).
My sculptures are what I deem bio-morphic. I try to maintain a naturalistic feeling and work in the mediums of wood, plaster, clay and epoxy. – Jon
He is also one of City Center Arts teacher members. He retired from teaching art at Spring Lake and Muskegon high schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree in art education at Grand Valley State University. So he is a great person to try and catch a class with here at City Center Arts.
He feels grateful that each day he can begin with a creative thought or idea and try to right the horse in the direction it is going.