Jon Claytor

Jon Claytor

Sackville, New Brunswick

  • San Francisco, California March 12th, 1972
  • Canadian
Schools / Studies
  • BFA, Mount Allison University (1998)
  • MFA, York University (2012)
  • Sackville, New Brunswick

Jon Claytor is a Sackville, New Brunswick-based artist, painter, and writer. He was born in San Francisco but grew up across Canada finally making a career and home in New Brunswick. He holds an MFA from York University (2012), attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (1991), and holds a BFA Mount Allison University (1998).

Jon’s work ranges from oil painting and watercolour to comics. He recently published his first graphic novel, Take The Long Way Home (Conundrum Press) and regularly publishes illustrated interviews for CBC Nova Scotia. Jon has had solo exhibitions across the Maritimes, Montreal, Toronto, and Los Angeles. He has worked with Ingram Gallery in Toronto and has participated in the Casiar Cannery Residency Prince Rupert, BC in 2019 and the Skeleton Park Arts Fest Virtual Residency in Kingston, ON in 2020. He is also a cofounder of SappyFest, a music and arts festival in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Jon is the recipient of numerous New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) Creation Grants and has recently been awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Grant (2023). In 2004 he was nominated for a Juno Award for the cover painting of Gord Downie's “Battle Of The Nudes”.

Jon is a father to five children and, for him, being a father is the biggest part of being an artist.

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