A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares do not obliterate the sense of the beautiful god has implanted in the human soul.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe —
Videos help illustrate the energy that goes into Jonas' paintings. There are many on the YouTube and elsewhere and this is the home of the newest and best.
There are more than can easily fit on one page. "The Making Of" series showcases the creation of individual paintings and "Performance Painting" shows his energetic fusion of painting and music. Other pages are in the links to the left. More to come...
An Impromptu Performance
RomanticAsheville.com visited Jonas at the new Riverview Station gallery and filmed this great video.
Painting with whisk brooms.
Art Is Alive
Mira Gerard speaks about the nature of art at one of her father's painting performances.
Uncertainty and unpredictability is a source of freedom.
Soul Biographies: One True Voice
A portrait of Jonas Gerard
Elementary School Interviews
Jonas interviewed by area schoolchildren.
A Touch of Silk
Jonas paints a large silk sarong in the studio.
WLOS News 13 Interview with Jonas
A rare look at an important point in Jonas' life...
Selected New Works - Winter 2011-12
New paintings, wall constructions and mobiles...
The perfect introduction to Jonas' art and philosophy.
A quick walk through the gallery...
Jonas and the gallery make an energetic appearance in this promotional video for Asheville, NC.
The 3 minute trailer for
A film by Athena Reel Productions
by Christian McKinney
Jonas at the Montauk Fine Arts Festival
May 26, 2008
Looking Forward, Looking Back
Jonas' painting Golden Force #71 adorns the cover art of this new recording by Billy Cardine.