A Fine Art Painter for more than 20 years, John's work reflects his inspired appreciation of the landscape. He has been featured in numerous periodicals, has received many awards and honors, and is nationally represented by some of the most prestigious fine art galleries across the country.
Awards and recognition:
Society of Western painters-Best of Show
Arts for the Parks National Juried Exhibition- Landscape Award of Merit
Sonoma National Juried Plein Air Exhibition-Best of Show
Jackson Hole Annual Invitational Quick Draw
Sedona Annual Plein Air Competition- Directors Choice
Artist Magazine Annual Calendar Competition-Finalist
Rocky Mountain Annual Plein Air Exhibition- Artist Choice
Academy of Art University- Outstanding Alumni
Mesa Verde Annual Invitational Exhibition- Recipient
Weekend in the West Annual invitational Quick Draw- Southwest Art Award
Articles and Editorials:
Southwest Art magazine- "Becoming ans Artist" May 2011
Southwest Art Magazine- "Art Studio" February 2007
American Art collector- "Painterly realist unveils new work in Wilmington" July 2006
Southwest Art Magazine- "Town and Country" May 2003
Incorporated fine oils and acrylics to create custom paintings.
Design and Instruction of Fine Art Workshops
Contracted Art Instruction for private and public art schools and universities.
Directed the daily operations of the Foundations Department including:
Hiring and assessment of faculty.
Design and implementation of drawing and painting courses for on-site and on-line classes.
Implementation of departmental budget and expenses
Review of student portfolios.
Mentored faculty on quality standards and improvements.
Coordinated with the various departments of the school for course requirements of freshman and sophomore classes.
Purchase and distribution of student art supplies.
Worked alongside the entire development team in an energetic and creative environment.
Critiqued other artists' work and gave constructive feedback.
Created a series of rough sketches for review, revision and approval.
Mentored other artists on quality standards and improvements.
Collaborated with a creative design team to complete projects on tight deadlines.
Adapted to the established art style of the studio for consistency and quality purposes.
Produced imaginative illustrations in an efficient and timely manner.
Consistently met schedules and deadlines for all illustration projects.
Successfully resolved a range of complex artistic development issues for both artists and team members.
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