Jonathan Andrews leads a fairly quiet life collecting, crafting and growing his beard. As an artist and designer residing in the southern regions of the USA, Jon has degrees in both graphic design and fine art giving him an outlet for his wide range of interests. After spending several years as an educator, he is now pursuing his passion for creating full-time. That is when he's not out thrifting or seeking out the perfect antique. You might say he's a refined junk collector (or you might not), but his dwelling is beginning to resemble an overgrown curiosity cabinet for good reason. Greyjey Studios is the digital home for all of these interests.
It is no coincidence that the Grey Jay bird, after which the studio name is derived, prefers the Rocky Mountain subalpine terrain and temperatures out West, for if Jon had his druthers he might join them there. Grey jays wear a pleasing range of greys (yes, please) and have been known to chirp quee-ooo with clicks and chuckles at opportune times. But most importantly, these 'scatterhoarders' gather food in plentiful months for use later on. Hmmm
Much of Jon's work uses both digital and physical components. He has been freelancing as a designer for 15+ years and incorporates materiality into the digital world. A love for history (and stories in general), books, and artifact continues to influence his primary artwork in mixed media sculptures that are constructed with antiques, wood, metal, paper and other aged ephemera and then blended through a series of distressed washes. Jon continues to show his work in many regional exhibitions. He is thrilled to have a small part of him living through his creations all over the nation and in several countries overseas.