Jon Doran

About the Artist

I’m interested in attempting to re-articulate traditional subject matter, such as landscape, still life and portraiture, and pull them through a lens of a digitally influenced, fragmented approach to painting.

I see each mark of paint holding a dual existence, being both abstract and representative. I want the viewer to know that it is a painting they are looking at and in no way do I want to deceive, but rather for it to be totally clear that the materialistic essence of my work is simply pigment applied to a flat surface. However, despite each stroke, mark and streak being essentially material, they are also at the same time representative of form and light – I bare this dualism in mind as I work.

I tend to paint different subjects based on my immediate surroundings, but recently woodland waterfall scenes have become a dominant interest, these scenes come from Yorkshire, Cornwall and France. This subject provides a wide range of elements all in one composition, which makes for an interesting work both in the making and the final outcome.

The aim is to hopefully make work that is successful on two levels, the visual and the conceptual. I want to make work that is both interesting to look at and think about. I’m intrigued at how some paintings of history, seem to have the ability of going beyond mere technicalities and superficially, but seem to begin to talk on a deeper level, namely what it is like to experience life – It is my aim to achieve this.

Digital Fresias and Linen
Oil on Panel
Size: 285
mm x 345mm
SOLD

Apples and Bowl
Oil on Panel
Size: 600
mm x 400mm
 POA

Plant
Oil on Panel
Size: 280
mm x 350mm
POA

Distant Bay
Oil on Panel
Size: 800
mm x 600mm
POA

Cornwall Cliff
Oil on Panel
Size: 1000
mm x 800mm
 SOLD

Kynance Cove
Oil on Panel
Size: 550
mm x 400mm
POA

Single White Peony and Grey
Oil on Panel
Size: 555
mm x 400mm
 POA

Rose, Lisianthus and Blue
Oil on Panel
Size: 285
mm x 350mm
POA

Hydrangea and Blue Linen
Oil on Panel
Size: 345
mm x 280mm
SOLD

Lemons in Bowl
Oil on Panel
Size: 225
mm x 225mm
POA

Cup on Magazine
Oil on Panel
Size: 285
mm x 350mm
 POA

Study of Two Peaches
Oil on Panel
Size: 185mm x 216mm
POA

Pink Roses and Blue
Oil on Panel
Size: 285
mm x 350mm
 POA

Ranunculus and Stool
Oil on Panel
Size: 280mm x 350mm
POA

The Dialogues
Oil on Panel
Size: 555mm x 400mm
POA

Figures in the Mist
Oil on Panel
Size: 610mm x 810mm
POA

South Coast Beach
Oil on Panel
Size: 280mm x 350mm
POA

Quiet Waters
Oil on Panel
Size: 600
mm x 800mm
 SOLD

Fragmented Camellia and Grey
Oil on Panel
Size: 290
mm x 350mm
SOLD

Three Lemons
Oil on Panel
Size: 225
mm x 225mm
 POA

Rose on Table with Linen
Oil on Panel
Size: 285mm x 350mm
POA

Northern Cliffs
Oil on Panel
Size: 1000
mm x 800mm
POA

Boat and Land
Oil on Panel
Size: 420
mm x 420mm
POA

Helford Passage
Oil on Panel
Size: 285
mm x 350mm
 POA

Roses and Shade
Oil on Panel
Size: 285
mm x 350mm
POA

Two Roses and Linen
Oil on Panel
Size: 450
mm x 450mm
POA

Roses and Eucalyptus
Oil on Panel
Size: 285
mm x 350mm
 POA

Peaches in Afternoon Light
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 350
mm x 285mm
 POA

Portrait Study
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 225
mm x 225mm
POA

Trees in the Mist
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 590
mm x 812mm
SOLD

In the Cool of the Shade
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 590
mm x 812mm
 SOLD

Into the Light
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 350
mm x 285mm
POA

Lemon and Leaf study
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 220
mm x 185mm
SOLD

Afternoon Cup
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 220
mm x 185mm
 POA

Cup and Orange Peel
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 285
mm x 350mm
POA

Handmade Cup
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 185
mm x 215mm
POA

White Roses on Table
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 350
mm x 285mm
POA

dark peonies

Dark Peonies
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 405
mm x 310mm
 POA

Lemon-and-Mug(web)

Lemon and Mug
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 350
mm x 287mm
POA

study of peonies

Study of Peonies
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 210
mm x 185mm
POA

Woodland-Waters(web)

Woodland Waters
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 510
mm x 510mm
 POA

camelia study
Camellia Study
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 220
mm x 190mm
POA

study of blue cup
Study of Blue Cup
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 220
mm x 190mm
 POA

daffodils and cup

Daffodils and Cup
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 375
mm x 305mm
SOLD

morning at bibémus quarry

Morning at Bibémus Quarry
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 610
mm x 400mm
POA

Cornish Walkway
Cornish Walkway
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 475
mm x 465mm
 POA

tumbling waters

Tumbling Waters
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 605
mm x 605mm
 POA

wander by waters edge

Wanderer by River’s Edge
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 700
mm x 507mm
 POA

peonies and grey
Peonies and Grey
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 290
mm x 360mm
SOLD

off the beaten track

Off the Beaten Track
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 810
mm x 610mm
SOLD

nearing the cascades
Nearing the Cascades
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 810
mm x 610mm
 SOLD

beside the waters

Beside the Waters
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 815
mm x 610mm
SOLD