I was born in 1955 to a Christian family and graduated with a bachelor of science in commercial art from Pacific Union College, then went on to advanced training at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. I then traveled to Europe to study from the classical masters of historical relevance in Italy, France and Spain. It is there that I gained a deep respect for the human form and all its drama and power.
Since then, I have had the pleasure of illustrating for some amazing clients and exhibiting in over 65 galleries around the world. I have produced close to 450 murals for private collectors and corporations such as Weston and Sheraton Hotels, PF Changs China Bistro, Disney , Hallmark and many others. I moved to the Hawaiian Islands and lived on the beach for close to fifteen years, painting almost entirely the ocean and sea life during that time. When I moved back to Arizona, my focus turned to a warmer palate of portrait and figurative art. My work has now been licensed and reproduced on over 500 products worldwide including collectors plates, puzzles, posters and gift items. My art is now devoted to classical studies and fine art.
“I love to create new art every day and hope that my enthusiasm will spark the imagination of all who see it across this planet. I support the environmental causes and for peace.”
Recently, John’s art was featured at the famous Long Beach aquarium in a retrospective of works focused on saving endangered species of sea life. During the exhibition close to a million visitors enjoyed the vibrant details of his brushwork and compositions. His love for the sea is evident. Searching new adventures and new subjects and themes to paint has been a constant journey for this artist, as his mastery of many creative methods has evolved from classical painting in oils and traditional methods to digital illustration and sculpture. He is very excited about the emergence of new virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D imagery that is now available to artists worldwide. John embraces all new mediums of expression.