119 Chestnut St. #2
Waltham, MA 02453
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jonathan Stangroom is a Boston-area painter, conceptual artist and independent art
handler, delivering and installing artwork for area galleries and art consultants over the course
of his art career. Stangroom holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Massachusetts
College of Art, Boston, MA. His artworks have been shown internationally and are
represented in permanent collections through Meditech, Boston College, First National
Bank of Boston and Putnam Administration Services Company.
I consider these paintings to be goofy drawings with serious paint.
The drawing alludes to the landscapes found in “Rocky and Bullwinkle” or “Dudley Do-
Right” cartoons. With them, I strive for a kind of crude and simple elegance.
The paint handling becomes more sophisticated, incorporating techniques that bespeak
pointillism with layers of transparent glazing.
Many of my paintings reference prominent figures in art history, including Georgio De
Chirico, Philip Guston, Neil Jenney, Jim Nutt, Maxfield Parrish and William T. Wiley.
I recently began to paint watercolors en plein air to further study the landscape in real
time. I am currently working on a series painted on tree cross sections as commentary on
our environmental practices, deforestation, land use and recently, housing.