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.
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
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
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.