About Jon Tamm
Hello, I am Jon Tamm.
I am a painter living in Boulder, Colorado. I have spent most of my life in Colorado. Despite the familiarity of the curved shoulders of the seemingly-endless Rocky Mountains, or the soft blankets of snow gifted to us every winter, or the one-of-a-kind sunsets that streak out across the beginning of dusk, I am always drawn to continue exploring Colorado’s amazing beauty.
When I started to develop as a painter in Colorado, plein air landscape seemed a natural fit for me. I’ve found that nothing can replace the excitement of capturing nature in its purest light.
I attended the Colorado University, but it was the Denver Art Students League that really supplied me with the best teaching. Guidance and learning from artists like Molly Davis, Mark Daily, Kim English, and Quang Ho have been indispensable in my development as a painter.
My step-grandfather, Walter Farndon, was another blessing that helped my progression. He was an impressionistic oil painter, often of landscapes, but he was adept with other subjects as well. He came from England to America and studied at the National Academy of Design where he came to be an academician. His eye and expertise guided my own to see landscapes in a different way, and to capture both the life and stillness that exists in them in the span of a breath.
Most of Farndon’s works were bought by the Vose Gallery on Newbury St. in Boston. They are a 160-year old institution that has since released collections of his work and put on three major shows featuring his art. His paintings are a part of important collections and sit in museums across the country. I feel immense gratitude being able to know him; his influence will always inspire me.
Now I live in Boulder, Colorado, which affords me many beautiful landscapes. Some of my favorites are Chautauqua park, which offers a great vantage of Boulder’s iconic flatirons, Northern New Mexico, and the mountains and forests surrounding Boulder.. I have created the Cove Gallery, which holds a large amount of my own paintings, and I open it to the public during state or nation-wide art tours.
Recently I have connected with the Laughing Horse Gallery in New Mexico which also holds some of the work I have painted while in Taos.