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.
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.
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.