Jon Christopher Embree was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and moved around a lot, as his father was a military officer, living in various places in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. From an early age, he showed artistic promise and he drew, painted and sculpted from his teen years on. He has some fine arts training (two years at Mount Allison University) but had to make a living and worked in the graphics field for most of his adult life, specializing in colour theory, retouching and image manipulation. Now, in retirement he has returned full-focus to his original love, art. Nature inspires Jon, in all its manifestations, landscape, creatures and elements. His preferred medium is oil and caseine but he also still produces sculpture. Jon now lives in Toronto and has participated in various exhibitions and galleries in Ontario. He is a member of East Central Ontario Art Association.