Collection: The Art of Benching - Jon Francis

As a Colorado Springs native, I am continually inspired by this state and the West but feel connected to the entire country with trains and graffiti messages rolling by.  I have painted images of trains for almost 10 years balancing the old and rusted cars with minimal backgrounds.  Each time I paint a new series of trains, another layer of focus is added to my work. My recent work on trains focuses on balance of a variety of train shapes, the negative space created. The loud and complex graffiti is stabilized with the simple earth tones of the trains. Gathering these images and moments have led me to find a passion for benching as leisure and inspiration.