Enlight Images Art Photography Jon William Lopezwww.ArtPal.com/enlightimages
Jon William Lopez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Pratt Institute in New York, majoring in art, photography, film and 2-D traditional animation. After 20 years in New York working at various production houses and animation studios, during which he worked on a variety of animated commercials, educational films, TV specials and a 1976 bicentennial animated special “Days of Liberty” for ABC (which he directed and received an Emmy nomination for). In the ‘80s he illustrated a limited comic book series for DC called “Angel Love”. In 1990 he relocated to Los Angeles, which was experiencing a feature animation boom. There he worked as a Special Effects animator at Disney Feature Animation, Dreamworks, Hanna-Barbera, Turner Feature Animation and was an Animation Timer on “The Simpsons” for 3 seasons. Feature film credits include “Rover Dangerfield”, “Once Upon A Forest”, “The Pagemaster”, “Cats Don’t Dance”, “Hercules”, “Mulan”, “Tarzan”, “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” and “Sinbad, Legend of the 7 Seas”. His job became obsolete, however, when computers and 3-D animation became the tools and medium of choice over hand-drawn 2-D animation. Visits to Sedona, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico, captured his spirit and imagination with their powerful, southwestern desert terrain and strong spiritual vibes, Native American traditions, and Art culture. In 2002 he moved to Placitas, New Mexico, a high desert rural area northeast of Albuquerque, that offered breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains and awesome skies. There he began turning his photography hobby into a vocation, and was soon exhibiting and selling his images and art cards in galleries and shops throughout the state, as well as in his own art gallery, Morning Calm, in Corrales, NM. In 2006 he took a year off to teach English to school children in South Korea, then moved back to the States, where he pursued his photography in San Antonio and Austin Texas, and most recently in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jon is also a writer and published author, public speaker, workshop presenter, and licensed spiritual counselor. He also has fun being a background extra on movies and TV. He and his partner have been together for over 20 years.
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