Biography

An Invitation to Me!

I had challenged myself to provide a biography to accompany my website. Most bio’s focus on where an individual has been and languishes in the past. That’s not what I’m about; the here and now matters to me. So rather than a Biography grasp this opportunity as an invitation.

I am Jon Stiff and I am Stiffy Art and I would invite you to feel as excited in my art as I am. I offer two distinct styles of imagery competing with a dual identity of respectability and rebellion. The first patently bright, joyous, charming and; the second, brash, chaotic, unruly and wayward!

I do not profess to be a fully-fledged artist, but I reckon I am rather good! Art provides me with a platform to express myself and solicit opinion (good or bad). I don’t have an issue in asking for help and support. This invitation is hopefully just the start of reaching out to you.

If I am successful in attracting you, I will be guided as to what’s popular by demand and then, knowingly do the complete opposite!

Normality, standardisation and the status quo does not sit well with me. Frankly predictability and certainty violently oppose the change I am searching. I want to be different; I want you to view what I am and if you are willing to work with me and create something rather unique?

At the end of the day Art is Art. My Art; Stiffy Art will be a gift to you. The art, my enthusiasm and passion will demonstrate how serious a contender I am. My art will evolve. I am focused on being the next best.

If my art is not to your taste (or me come to that matter) then the comfort I take is that, ‘perhaps’ you are not quite ready for me?

That said it’d be wrong, rude and a missed opportunity not to keep an eye on me!
No more words just enjoy the Art!

Jon Stiff


The Artist