Jonathan Aller spent most of his life sketching everything he sees. His passion for sketching and drawing carried into a love for painting. After graduating Ringling College of Art and Design, he traveled to Florence, Italy and studied at the Angel Academy Atelier. It was there he was taught the techniques of the masters. Having been exposed to so many artists, he gained an even deeper respect for painting and its history. "I love painting from life; a portrait, a figure study, or a still life all express my desire to create. I strive to keep true to the subject, while breathing life and excitement in to the painting."