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  • John McCartin

    Commencing full time painting in 2002, John has been catapulted from relative obscurity to international acclaim as one of the world's finest artists. Since 2011 he has received over 50 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ART AWARDS and is now acknowledged as a master artist by many of the world's leading artists and galleries.

    In 2014 John was invited to exhibit in Settlers West and Trailside Galleries, two leading galleries in the United States, and was hand-picked by the director of Gallery France from those considered to be the best fine artists working in the world today to become a member of the Art Guild 'MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLD'. In 2014 John received a personal invitation from Thom Bierdz, president of the American Art Awards and Hollywood actor on "The Young and the Restless" to enter some of his paintings in the annual show. John accepted the invitation and has just recently received 10 awards in the American Art Awards, and for the second time in a row, the most awards won by any painter. 25 of the top galleries and art museums in the United States view entries of artists from over 40 countries.

    He displayed a marked natural talent for drawing as a boy, but didn't start painting as a hobby until age twenty. With no formal training he has continued to develop his craft through constant practice, analysing the work of the great many artists, past and present, who inspire him.

    John displays great versatility in his ability to work effectively in most mediums to capture a diverse range of subjects with extraordinary drafting skill and is a adept painter of landscapes, seascapes, floral/still life, human figure/portraits and animals. Visually striking and convincing representations of the real thing, his works are emotionally charged and have great beauty, depth and intense realism, designed to stir the heart and lift the soul. His masterful use of colour and tone create a powerful illusion of space, light and atmosphere. Light, particularly, is a notable feature of his work, prompting comments by viewers, artists and reputable judges.

    These qualities combined with John's keen powers of observation, superb drawing skill and passionate response to an inexhaustible array of subjects, sets him apart from other artists. His works can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.

    Selected Exhibitions

    • International Masters of Fine Art (Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art)

    Selected Press

    • Australian Artist Magazine: "Inspiration, Strategy and process" July 2014 (30th Birthday Edition)
    • American Art Collector: "Diverse Focus" May 2014
    • Plein Air Magazine: "Finding Your Own Direction" Apr/May 2014
    • International Artist: "Combining Source Materials" Aug/Sept 2013
    • International Artist: "Painting the Cotswolds", Jun/July 2013

    Affiliations

    • Master Painters of the World (Gallery France)
    • Plein Air Painters of Australia

    International Awards *11 more still to be added for 2016*

    2015

    • American Art Awards

      The Stoney Award : Artist with the most awards received
      Fantasy Landscape 1st Place
      Floral Realism 1st Place
      Realism Animal 1st Place
      Portrait of Someone Not Famous 2nd Place
      Self-Portrait 2nd Place
      Realism Landscape 2nd Place
      Landscape with Life 2nd Place
      Landscape with Life 2nd Place (tie)
      Landscape with Life 3rd Place
      Realism Landscape 3rd Place
      Realism Landscape 3rd Place (tie)
      Realism Still Life 4th Place

    • South West Art Artistic Excellence Annual Art Competition - Honourable mention
    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest - Grand Finalist
    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest - March Finalist
    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest – January Finalist (still life)
    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest – January Finalist (landscape)
    • 4th Annual Plein Air Salon Art Competition – Second Place Overall December/January

    2014

    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest – November Finalist
    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest – October Finalist
    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest – September Finalist
    • 4th Annual Plein Air Salon Art Competition – First Place Overall August/September
    • 4th Annual Plein Air Salon Art Competition – Best Oil August/September
    • South West Art Artistic Excellence Annual Art Competition – 2nd Prize
    • South West Art Artistic Excellence Annual Art Competition - 2nd Prize
    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest - August Finalist (landscape)
    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest - August Finalist (still life)

    • American Art Awards

      Human Figure - 2nd Place
      Floral Realism - 1st Place
      Floral Realism - 5th Place
      Portrait - 5th Place
      Realism Landscape - 1st Place
      Realism Landscape - 2nd Place
      Realism Landscape - 4th Place
      Realism Still Life - 3rd Place

    • Plein Air Magazine 4th Annual Art Competition - First Place Overall Jun/Jul
    • Plein Air Magazine 4th Annual Art Competition - Winner: Floral/Still Life Jun/Jul
    • Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition - Finalist
    • RayMar 8th Annual Fine Art Contest - April Finalist
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - March Best of Show
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - February Finalist
    • Shades of Grey Annual Drawing Competition - 3rd Prize
    • International Artist Magazine Art Competition - 2nd Prize
    • RayMar 7th Annual Fine Art Contest - Grand Prize
    • RayMar 7th Annual Fine Art Contest - January Best of Show

    2013

    • Mortimer Prize - 1st Prize Drawing Category
    • The Artist's Magazine Art Competition - Finalist
    • Artistic Excellence Art Competition - Runner up

    2011

    • International Artist Magazine Art Competition - Grand Prize

    International Publications

    • Drawing Magazine
    • International Artist Magazine
    • Plein Air Magazine
    • American Art Collector
    • South West Art Magazine


    Introduction to Giclée Reproductions

    What is a Giclée?

    The Giclée Fine Art Print (pronounced Zhee-clay) is a museum quality, high resolution digital print on rag art papers or fine art canvas and is the modern alternative for art lovers. State-of-the-art equipment allows the printer to capture the emotional essence of the artist's original work.

    The Giclée print renders deep saturated colours and has a beautiful painterly quality that retains minute and subtle tints, blends and detail.

    Giclée prints are providing huge growth in the print market, taking over from the traditional methods (lithographs and screen printing), especially in the fine art business. It has now
    become the popular and requested way for artists, galleries and publishers to make reproductions and prints.

    Giclée reproductions of selected original works can be ordered by contacting the gallery. Bulk orders can be purchased at wholesale price.

    Purchasing Original Artworks

    Since 2003 the sale price for a McCartin original oil painting has risen by about 700% due to increased demand.

    With over 20 major international awards under his belt, John's work is sought after by leading galleries overseas. Now's the time to buy as demand is already out-stripping supply.

    From an investment point of view, works of this nature have stood the test of time and will never decrease in value.

    For those who are reluctant to part with their valued and unique piece of art history it will remain an object of beauty that will always bring pleasure to family and friends. For interstate and international customers, works can also be purchased simply by contacting the gallery. Payment can be made by internet funds transfer, credit card, cheque or money order.

    For security purposes, account details are held in the strictest confidence. Details can be supplied over the phone. Once your transaction has been finalised your credit card or account details are immediately destroyed. All art works are securely packed to protect against damage and are dispatched promptly. We maintain contact with you during the transportation period to ensure your item has arrived safely and in good condition. Each original artwork is produced using the highest quality materials, and comes with a valuation certificate and artist's portfolio.

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    John McCartin Fine Art Gallery
    82 Main St, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 5245
    Aust: 08 8388 7295
    Int'l: +61 8 8388 7295
    Email: fineart@johnmccartin-artist.com