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Broken Color at Purple Line Urban Winery
Paintings and small prints of paintings by local artist Jon Shult are displayed at the Purple Line Urban Winery, 760 Safford Ave. Oroville. They will be rotated every 2 months. Current paintings are oils with subject matter that ranges from abstracts based on a heart design and a map of Chico to the figure and urban and rural landscapes. The winery is a strong promoter of local artists, food and music, located in the Historical District one block from the Feather River. Their website is purplelinewinery.com
Jon Shult explores the landscape and figure using a style often influenced by Impressionism. Mr. Shult has taught for the San Jose Unified School District, Foothill College and is a former California Arts Council Artist in Residence. This award-winning artist has exhibited widely in California and local venues, and operates a gallery in Oroville showing his work. His degrees include a BA in Art from UC Santa Cruz and a MA in Art from San Jose State University. He works in a variety of media including drawing, printmaking and painting. Currently he is teaching art classes for the Chico Art Center and Oroville Feather River Rec & Park District as well as private lessons.
The term “broken color” often refers to the mixing of color. The effect of mixing two or more colors is duller and less brilliant than that of a single pigment. Although Jon often mixes color, he refers to the term broken color in the way he uses glazes and individual paint strokes in his work. He often uses Broken Color as a title for his art shows.
Prints of paintings are available, as well as cards and illustrated t-shirts. Commissions welcomed.