Since 1984, Jon Messer has been illustrating architecture and landscape plans. His watercolors, digital watercolors and sketches give an atmospheric sense of place and create an emotional response in the viewer.
Jon studied fine art and illustration privately and at Otis Parsons and UCLA. In 1984 he began working with Carlos Diniz, the great American architectural illustrator who became his mentor. After eight years of working at Carlos Diniz Associates, Jon opened his own studio and has since worked on many projects nationally and internationally.
Jon also spends time working on his personal fine art paintings of favorite landscapes and city views. His illustrations have appeared in national ad campaigns and Charlesbridge publishing. He teaches traditional perspective to fine art students, animators and concept artists privately, and at professional institutions such as LAAFA.