Born in Ohio, Jon Evans is an artist and photographer who earned his B.A. in Art Education from Wilmington College (OH). He pursued masters coursework at his alma mater, as well as Xavier University and the Cincinnati Art Academy, in art administration and education including art for special needs students. He taught art for 14 years in Ohio; seven years at East Clinton Middle School for grades 6-8 and then taught K-6 at Cincinnati College Prep Academy for seven years. While he is no longer teaching, he still privately tutors students as a way to connect with his community and nurture young artists.
Working in various media, his specialty is Conté crayon on paper. Over the years, he has cultivated a visual world that is thematically concerned with faces as well as industrial objects and nature/landscapes, finding a different kind of beauty in each of his pieces that are brought to life by his realistic drawing technique. He has exhibited work at the Phyllis Weston Gallery (Cincinnati, OH) and the Pop Up Gallery (Cincinnati, OH).
Currently, he resides in Portland, OR, where he works in metal as a custom fabricator. His most recent artistic endeavor includes designing hand drawn trucker hats; he sees the trucker hats as a way to make art more accessible to the community.