John began his artistic career as an oil painter in his home
state of Oregon and has studied
with many internationally known artists: Michael
Aviano of the American
Academy of Fine Arts in NY, James McFarlane, Kass Morin
Freeman, Nancy Barch, Judy Wagner and Frank Webb.
John's paintings often
depict intense memories of big skies, the mountains, valleys and colors of
the west. Frequent travels from his home in Maine to the Pacific Northwest and
the Rocky Mountain states are a great source
In addition to
his painting career, John's passion is to preserve the environment and the
beauty of the unspoiled landscape. He has won numerous awards for road and triathlon racing.