Jon Roe, a retired newspaper and television journalist who has painted professionally for 21 years, will exhibit his work throughout February at the Andover Public Library Art Gallery.
“It’s an exploration of places I’ve never been, the creation of something I’ve never seen,” Roe says in explaining his process of painting. “When the process ends, sometimes the emotion wins, and the painting is wild, crowded and formless. Sometimes the intellect wins, and the painting is controlled … and analytical. But sometimes those two end the game in a sudden stalemate ... a delicate balance between intellectual control and emotional suppression.”
He moved to abstract art two years ago and those are the paintings in his exhibition.
Roe studied at the Center for the Arts and won the James Gross Acrylic Painting Award at the Center’s 2010 Student-Faculty Show. He is represented by the Courtyard Gallery in Lindsborg and has exhibited in 28 galleries and museums in Kansas. His work hangs in collections in 24 states.