Jonathan Williams is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in December. The public is invited to the opening reception on December 2, 2018, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view his beautiful paintings. Admission is free.
“A good painting has meaning behind every brushstroke.” Jonathan started with art when he was a young child, always drawing and being creative. When he was about 14, he developed a true passion for art and wanted to paint portraits of himself and family members to hang around the house. He started to dabble in oil paint and charcoal, learning from free lessons on YouTube. These ideas helped him to expand his technical skills. Being only 19 now, he can see how his artwork has progressed over the few years that he has painted. Jonathan loves to render wonderful realism in oil paint and charcoal that represents a person, feeling, and meaning. That is what he strives to achieve in every piece of artwork from allegorical figurative art and still life.
Jonathan won 1st place in district and county for the Young American Patriotic Art Competition. He also won 1st place in the Southern Museum of Flight’s art competition. He exhibited his work in Cahaba Springs Lutheran Church’s Art Show of Forgiveness. He was also glad to participate in the National Art Honor Society. Having achieved these accomplishments at such a young age leaves Jonathan thankful to God for His kindness in gifting him with this talent. Mr. Williams’ paintings will be on exhibit through December 29, 2018.
The Arts Center is located at 8140 Parkway Drive, in downtown Leeds. The gallery is open during events. In case of inclement weather, call the center at 205-699-1892 to confirm opening hours.