June and July 2019 Featured Artist
Jonathan Whitlock's life encompasses the word "art" on so many levels. He is known mainly for his paintings and sketches, but he dabbles in the art of music and certainly excels in the art of life. Here you will find samplings of all of his media before and after his car accident – a brief but truly life-changing moment in time.
His traumatic brain injury took away his ability to walk, play the guitar and piano, remember what he said just a few minutes ago, and paint, speak, think, hear, and see unhindered. However, it miraculously took away his bipolar mental illness, replacing it with a bright, quick wit. He has opportunities to influence others for good, and he can now be a "starving artist" without starving!
Jonathan currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He still writes music and even manages to play a bit on the piano. He still paints, albeit with his non-dominant hand, all while living life fully and beautifully.