MASTERCLASS -  Land, Sea and Sky with Jonn Einerssen

MASTERCLASS - Land, Sea and Sky with Jonn Einerssen

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MASTERCLASS -  Land, Sea and Sky with Jonn Einerssen

The focus of this 2 day workshop is on composition and colour. You will create oil or acrylic paintings of prairies, foothills, and seascapes distinguished by a harmonious play of light and colour in a bold and realistic style.

Jonn Einerssen‘s paintings are distinguished by force and beauty, reflecting the artist’s powerful vision and a philosophical, spiritual approach to his art. “Skies, the prairies, and the ocean all provide unlimited scope for communicating what I feel…In these subjects, the power of nature rules.”

The big skies are always dominant over Einerssen’s other love, the prairies, providing a challenging diversion from seascapes. “I see these natural elements as abstracts which man cannot control. Man can simply become a participant, adapting to their seasons and rhythms.”

Jonn Einerssen works almost exclusively in oils and layering glazes to create a translucent and harmonious play of light and colour.

Date:   April 12-13th 2025

Time:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost:   $350

Workshop Location:

Ellis Art Studios
1021 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z3

You can secure your spot by purchasing this workshop online.  If you have any questions, you can contact us at | 778.300.7699.

Refund & Cancellation Policy:
A supply list will be provided.  You may withdraw 2 months prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund.  No refunds will be allowed after this date.



About The Instructor

Jonn Einerssen has studied light as his life’s work since he started to paint at the age of 21. The allure of wide open spaces-where the imagination can wander as far as the eye can see-has been the dominant inspiration for Jonn’s golden prairie landscapes and sunlit seascapes; the subjects and style he has become known for.” Art is not a product of decoration, but a window into some place you have been, or want to go. Rather than limiting your space within the confines of a frame, art should expand your view,” says Einerssen.

Both privately and self-taught, Einerssen has followed a successful, adventurous career as a self-sustaining artist for over five decades, painting and exhibiting across the continent. Jonn spent many years on the west coast and living in The Rockies while establishing a fine arts career. He eventually settled in Kelowna, where his studio and gallery are currently located. Einerssen finds inspiration in his years as a boy living on the prairies; he paints what he remembers seeing on the horizon of his childhood like the grain elevator. His pioneer spirit is kept alive because Jonn is compelled to document his experiences in his ever-popular prairie landscape paintings.

In recent years Einerssen’s work has evolved in a more impressionistic direction: dramatic cloud formations, less detail, more blended shapes, and the always present angular light. He jokes that his evolving style is “not about his eyesight worsening, but because he is painting more of what he feels, than what he sees.” Einerssen also adds that “what you see with your eyes doesn’t always capture what you feel. When I paint, I am adding the emotion back in.” Einerssen conducts workshops throughout the year, passing on this disciplined approach to aspiring artists while demonstrating his masterful style and technique.