Artist Statement: I don't know what exactly it is about abstract art that appeals to me so much. As an artist, I love that I am creating something "ex nihilo," or from nothing. I love the freedom of combining shapes, movement, colors into something beautiful or intriguing that comes purely from my imagination. As you'll see in my gallery, I am drawn to the unique symmetry of the square format for my work, though I also work with vertical and horizontal ratios.Artist Bio: Jon Woodhams is an artist/photographer whose work has sold in New Zealand, Ireland, England, Germany, Canada, and across the United States. Jon grew up in a small central-Michigan town, in the shadow of the auto plants of Lansing and the cereal factories of Battle Creek. He studied the fine arts at a private Chicago-area college and lived in Colorado Springs and Brooklyn before coming to Memphis in 2012. He is a member of Artists’ Link and the Bartlett Art Association, and a former member of Memphis Camera Club. When not shooting pictures or creating art, he is a book editor for a small New York publisher. Solo exhibits: Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library (Collerville, TN): July 2015, July 2016, October 2017 Memphis Botanic Garden (Fratelli's Cafe): May 2016 Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (Bartlett, TN): January-February 2016 Four-person shows: FourSights at Gallery Ten Ninety One (Cordova/Memphis), April 2017Art•Body•Soul (Memphis), October 2018Group exhibits with Bartlett Art Association and Artists' Link: Christian Brothers University's Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (Memphis) Trezevant Manor (Memphis) Gallery Ten Ninety One (Cordova/Memphis) __________________________ Please note: All images in these galleries are copyright Jon Woodhams. All rights reserved.