John's art takes the viewer on the trips he has taken and shares with you the incredible variety of the landscape throughout the United States and beyond. He says that quite frequently the buildings are the first thing he notices when he is composing a new picture; quite naturally they often become amongst the first elements to rise upon the picture plane. He is taken by the variety of building styles and how often they respond to and help define the local environment. At other times, he will find that unique structure that raises its iconic presence seemingly in defiance of that same natural landscape.
BFA, Painting, Swain School of Design, New Bedford, MA
CMS, Museum Studies, Harvard University Extension School
MA, Art History, Hunter College of the City University of New York