Jonathon Lee Shannon was born in Eden, NC on September 28, 1991. He spent most of his adolescents growing up in North Carolina. When Jonathon was fourteen he was bitten in the face by a great dane, which changed his life forever. He almost lost his vision from the dog bite, but lucky recovered after weeks in the hospital. Jonathon truly understood the gift of sight and started using his vision to create. Soon after he moved to upstate New York to his Mother’s military duty station. This move sparked his curiosity to travel and peaked his interest in the creation of art. After finishing high school, he attended community college until he decided whether to pursue a career in Art, Math, or Science. In the end, he chose art and was accepted into Savannah College of Art and Design. One of his missions was to travel to each location and see the works of masters who came before him. He was the first painting student to attend all four SCAD campuses at Savannah, Atlanta, France, and Hong Kong. During his trips, he would fully immerse himself into new environments to paint plein-air and capture the essence of the place with each stroke on the canvas. Each place brought in new elements and landscapes to study. This pushed him to practice new styles and techniques of the masters. He traveled to attend many of the available lectures, workshops, galleries and museums. This is when he started to alter his own methods and his own style began to take shape. Over the years, Jonathon has used many combinations of styles to improve on his own called Reverse Reality. He reverses organic forms into geometric forms and geometric forms into organic forms. Jonathon has now moved to NYC to take his career to the next level.