ABOUT ME

My design portfolio on the home page of this site shows samples of work I have created for different businesses and organizations. Please feel free to contact me for inquiries of pricing/rates on commissioned design work (logos/ brochures/ web & print ads/ websites) through my e-mail (damonkardon@gmail.com) or phone (215-837-7393). Most of the paintings and drawings seen on my site are for sale. You can click on the “Etsy” link page to purchase. If you do not see a painting you are interested in purchasing on my Etsy site, just email or call me. I also do commissioned large-scale murals and portraits.

I am a graphic design, painter, illustrator and certified art teacher living in Lansdale, PA.  I have been drawing and painting since the age of three. I received my Art Education from various schools such as Temple’s Tyler School of Art and Moore College, both in Philadelphia. I earned my degree in Art Studio/Graphic Design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and studied under the tutelage of respected artist James Nestor.  I received my Instructional I Art Education Certificate from Arcadia University in 2012 and am certified as an Art Teacher for grades K-12. I have created large murals for various community organizations in Indiana, PA as well as a non-profit children’s museum in Ft. Washington, PA. I have participated in group shows at Tyler and Moore and in juried shows such as the “8 Artists” show held in Indiana, PA and the North Penn Art Auction held in Lansdale, PA. I held an individual exhibition of my work at Folkeways in Gwynedd, PA in 2009. In 2010 through 2012, I exhibited my work alongside my grandfather’s work (renowned artist Si Lewen) as part of a continual Two-Generational Show at Folkesways in Gwynedd, PA, Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA. , and Kardon Gallery in Doylestown, PA.

My artwork is abstract and primarily consists of paintings (oil and acrylic) done on stretched canvas. While my earlier paintings were more influenced by music, my recent artwork has been a departure from previous subjects.  My more recent works explore feelings of disconnection and loneliness, and also the excitement of finding beauty when traveling between familiar and foreign places. In my paintings, I have my feet planted with one foot in a dream and one foot in reality.

I am influenced by my grandfather, Si Lewen, who is a respected and renowned artist (www.silewen.com). His amazing work has influenced me over the years and he has continued to be a mentor to me. I am also influenced by the highly imaginative works of painter Hieronymus Bosch as well as post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my website.

Damon Kardon

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  1. Hi Damon-
    I just met your mother and she gave me your site–it is so great! You are so talented, but I always knew that. (I still have my Christmas Village black sweatshirt that you did, and it is my very favorite of all the CV shirts over all the years). I am happy for you and for the possibility of you & Mason combining your individual talents. I will pass your site on to anyone I think who deserves to view it. I would like your pricing list if anyone asks me. Keep it up-Hi to Erin-
    Love, Beverly

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