Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti

Chatauqua, 2018

Representing the San Diego Watercolor Society, this memory of my childhood of going to the beach in my hometown of the Pacific Palisades, California was sent to Maccagno, Italy. The Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti will be featuring it in a group show from June 23 thru September 8, 2018 at the Museo Parisi Valle.

Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts



Palos Verdes Art Center

5504 West Crestridge Road

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

December 8-31, 2017


Juror: Dr. Ruth Weisberg

Description of John’s work

John’s artwork tends to lean towards impressionism, initiating from realism.  His attention will wander from the intricate details and simplifying shapes  he sees  with the play of darks and light.  Shades and shadows are the tangibles used to create interest.

John has shown that his paintings reflect variety in color, subject matter and techniques.  The only boundary is the unknown.  When selecting his subject matter , John prefers to see and paint the unusual.  It may manifest itself in unusual views, color, objects or people.  He leans toward having a humanistic elements to provide familiar identity.

John’s career as an artist

In John’s journey as an artist, he watched his older brother draw doodle and sketch since they were children.  It looked to entertaining and intriguing that he wanted to emulate him.  So he chose to go into the field of architecture which embodies the use of art and design and improves people’s living and working spaces.

John is married with two grown children, and resides in Lakewood, California.  He loves to escape the trivial through sketching at any opportunity, even while waiting his turn for the treadmill at the gym.  He found his way into architecture through his capability to grasp mathematics and yet still connect it to art and design. He doesn’t consider himself an artist, but rather someone who enjoys creating art.