Collection: Neon Arcade

A collection of new works by Jon Francis

As a Colorado Springs native, I am continually inspired by this state and the West. I have painted oil landscapes of our beautiful area for more than half of my life. I have watched my town and others evolve and change to larger and complicated cities.

Change is challenging, and the memories associated with time spent in these places hold an important place in my life. In a world of disposable everything, I am currently focused on painting urban landscapes as a way to record, preserve, and savor what has shaped my childhood and shaped Colorado. The old, the rusted, the abandoned have a beauty all their own. Not only are these moments an important part of our region, but an important part of my memories as a Colorado native. My canvas is a place where these images are saved from being forgotten as forward movement scrapes them from our lives.