Jon Guillaume is a Louisiana born artist that specializes in illustrating with ink, graphite, and color pencil. His work ranges from realism to cartoon/surrealism imagery, and has a tendency to mix those genres regularly. The attention to detail that he gives his work is extensive and one can appreciate, at first glance, the amount of time and consideration he puts into each piece.
Jon is from the small town of Slaughter, Louisiana. He pursued his artistic interest at Louisiana State University, and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, in the school of Graphic Design. While in attendance at LSU he had an internship working for the school’s inhouse design center, creating artwork and advertisements for campus events. During his internship, he also worked in Bett’s Fine Art Gallery in Baton Rouge, where he developed his skills with custom framing, fine art printing and canvas stretching. After graduation Jon worked as a Graphic Designer and administrator for BIC magazine of Baton Rouge, for 6 years before moving on to selling his own artwork full time.
In March 2006, Jon began truly started pursuing his passion in New Orleans. Besides displaying at French Market, he regularly attends and exhibits at about 10 other art festivals and fine art shows a year. These festivals include Festival International (Lafayette, LA), Shrimp and Petroleum Festival (Morgan City, LA), Voodoo Festival (New Orleans, LA), Red River Revel (Shreveport, LA), Peter Anderson (Ocean Springs, MS), Fairhope Art Fest (Fairhope, AL), Festival Acadien (Lafayette, LA), Wells Street Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and Festforall (Baton Rouge, LA)
The ZULU Social Aid and Pleasure club selected Jon‘s original design through a heavily juried process for their 2011 official Mardi Gras poster. This poster will be a celebrated piece of New Orlean’s history.