Bill Jonas

All of the artwork on this page has been created by Bill Jonas who is our January Editor's Pick Artist

Please feel free to email Bill at: jonasartstudio@gmail.com

Bill Jonas








Bill Jonas is a Scenic Artist for movies and television living in Hollywood, California. He provides hand-lettered signs, airbrushing, wall murals and faux effects for movie sets and props. Projects include a life-sized replica of the Star Wars cantina for the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim; news rooms for StarWars.comnerdist.commashable.com and SyFy Channel; game rooms and escape rooms for Geek&Sundry.com, a hand-painted billboard for KFC commercials, signs and set pieces for Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” and numerous movie sets, including cult favorite “The Love Witch.”

Bill began his professional painting career in Chicago in 1977 as a sign painter and automotive airbrush muralist for show cars, bikes and vans. Within a few years, he was painting large-scale wall murals and ads downtown. He owned Palm Beach signs in Florida in the ‘80s, doing wall murals in clubs and restaurants and gold-leaf window lettering on Palm Beach island.

During the ‘90s, he became the editor of Airbrush Magazine where he learned computer graphics by putting together the magazine. He switched to digital graphics full time for ten years as the Art Director and Production Supervisor to produce the world’s largest series of dog books for a pet book publisher, featuring more than 200 dog breeds and produced in as many as eight languages.

These days, in addition to the scenic painting work, he creates his own art using a digital 35mm camera and Photoshop. Inspired by the likes of Salvador Dalí and H. R. Giger, the work tends to be dark and mysterious with dreamlike surreal qualities.

You can see more of his work HERE