About the Artist
As a child, John was fascinated by American abstract expressionists Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell as well as artists who specialized in Color Field painting, a style of abstract works that emerged in New York City in the 1940's. Having grown up with these works in his home, John was influenced by how these contemporary pieces impacted the art community in the 1970's.
Later, John turned to painting in order to free himself from the constraints of modern life. Rejecting the digital nature prevalent to so much of today's art, John's goal is to strip his works into the basics of form and color while mixing gestural abstraction to emphasize the physical act of painting. John's desire is to reintroduce the observer to the process of creating art while imploring the viewer to draw visual compositions from large abstract works by employing deliberate and intelligent designs and expressions.
John is a Texas native who currently resides in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu where he paints from his studio gallery.