Jon Darling, a preeminent Jacksonville, Florida artist was born in San Diego in 1945. He was influenced by the colors of spectacular Mountain View, California where he grew up. In 1963 he attended Palm Beach Junior College and became involved with the Sherwood Forest Studio Group and later attended the Lake Worth Art League as a student in 1965. Thereafter, he participated in the Ray Johnson New York "Correspondence" school of art. In 1967 Jon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1971, Jon partnered with Composer in Residence, William Hoskins and Dr. Barre Barrett of Jacksonville University and formed the "Lumasonic Trio". During this time he also collaborated with synthesizer Robert Moog. These collaborations inspired Jon to create many Lumasonic (lighted assembly) and planetarium works. Jon has used his creative skills with the Palm Beach Society of American Inventors, Dale McClung's Artworks Gallery, the National Railroad Historical Society (Palm Beach Chapter), Project Lake Worth and the Lake Worth Community Development Corporation. He has been an art consultant with the Columbia County, Florida schools. He has exhibited in the Waterloo Iowa Gallery, the Jacksonville, Jacksonville University, the Sherwood Forest Studios in Lake Worth Florida and the Lake Worth Art League. He taught art in Keosauqua, Iowa.


Currently he has for sale the set of eight Chakra color, 8 1/2 x 11 prints. The total for all eight is $120.00.


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