After Jonathan Queen completed his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, he worked as a concept artist/illustrator for two years, then as a framer while doing commissioned paintings. “A client of mine had one of my commissioned pieces framed, and when I stopped in to see the painting in its frame, the gallery’s director offered to represent me—based on one painting!” The gallery also happened to need a framer, so Queen “got a good job and representation on the same day.” After three years of framing full time and painting part time, he now paints full time.