Jon's maternal grandmother was Felipa Cusie “Blanquita Suarez”, a Catalan singer and comedienne. Blanquita Suarez met Picasso on a trip from Paris to Barcelona between Christmas holidays 1916 and New Years 1917. Their meeting resulted in several sketches as well as a portrait entitled “Blanquita Suarez”. This painting and the sketches are housed at the Museo De Picasso in Barcelona as part of the Saatchi and Saatchi Collection. This portrait is considered to be one of Picasso's 24 masterpieces.

BACKGROUND

Jon Franciso Mora was born in Geneva, Switzerland, of Catalan Spanish descent. His Mother, Teresa Mora Villascuesa, is an international singer and composer. Jon started painting at the age of three with artist Maria Rodriguez in Barcelona Spain and continued to take art lessons as a child. His style of painting was more subjective in his early period.

EXPLORATION AND CREATION

Jon has continued to experiment with technique and media throughout his career. His style has evolved into abstract expressionism using mixed media including powder pigments and multiple layers of acrylic on cotton canvas, watercolor and pen on cotton paper, and collage.

Jon's work is known for unconventional and experimental use of media blended with spontaneity which is the epicenter of his work. He enjoys the aspects of interactivity and interpretation of this blending, which leads to the widely varied responses from his viewers.