Jonathan showed an early interest in art. As a boy, he spent most evenings at his drawing table. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minn., where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Professionally, he applied his skills as an artist through a career in design and marketing. In his free time, Jonathan recently renewed his passion for fine art and his own personal expression by building a new collection of paintings and drawings.

Why art?

When I am creating art, I lose myself. Then, I experience who I truly am.

What does this project mean to you?

Working with my wife on this combined piece of art explores what a strong relationship is about: discovery, conflict, negotiation, resolution and commitment.

Who or what makes you laugh?

Uncomfortable situations and slapstick humor.