SEE THE WORLD FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE Fascinated with the aerial view of landscapes, John’s paintings contain texture and layering that depict landforms, vegetation and bodies of water in a sea of color and shape. John finds the geographical features of aerial landscapes—their delicate yet striking patterns of light, color and texture—thought provoking and captivating. Trained as both a landscape architect and an artist, John’s distinguished style is versatile and aesthetic in its appeal. John portrays the splendor of the natural world from a different perspective—high above the ground. As a result, his paintings are captivating, exciting and engage a viewer's senses. Commissioned paintings often include elements such as soil, sand or grass from collected from the location that the painting is representing. See the world from a different perspective.
  • Galleries
    A Gallery Fine Art
Palm Desert, CA Embler Art Gallery
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Galerie du Soleil
Naples, FL Kips Gallery New York, NY

Process Art House
Amarillo, TX Vogelsang Art Gallery
Brussels, Belgium
  • Education
    2006 MLA Landscape Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2001 BS Biology, Minor Chemistry, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY
  • Solo Exhibitions
2014, November 7-December 7
Process Art House, Amarillo, TX
2014, September 13 - October 9
Inez Gallery, Los Olivos, CA
2014, May 6-13th
Artist in Residency Program of New York, Long Island City, NY
2014, April 10-13
Silicon Valley Contemporary, San Jose, CA
2013, September 20-October 3
Cellar d' Oro, Ithaca, NY
2013, May 2 - June 5
Plum Goods, Santa Barbara CA
May 2011- July 2012 Sunstone Winery , Santa Ynez, CA
2010, October Artiste Wines , Los Olivos, CA 2009, September Elements, Santa Barbara, CA
2008, October
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008, January d'vine, Santa Barbara, CA
2006, October
A Cultivated Event, San Francisco, CA
  • Group Exhibitions
    2014, December 3-5 ENDANGERED, Art Basel, Miami, FL
2014, October 24-25
Reveal 2014: Current trends in art + design, Process Art House, Amarillo, TX
2014, April 2-6
Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2014, February 27-June 14
The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition, Monroe, Louisiana
2014, February 13-16
Palm Springs International Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2013, November - May 2014
American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge - John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY
2013, November 6-10
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
2013, November 7-December 4
C'dario Annex, Santa Barbara, CA
2013, September 21-October 20
Unhinged, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
2013, September 6-November 23
26th Annual September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
2013, August 16-September 29
Abstract Landscape, MichelKate Interiors, Santa Barbara, CA
2013, April
Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2011, December Santa Barbara Tennis Club, Santa Barbara, CA
2010, December Santa Barbara Tennis Club, Santa Barbara, CA
2010, October CFIT, Santa Barbara, CA
2009, August 13-September 26
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007, October Cultivated Event, San Francisco, CA
  • Press

    Al Buraq, November/December 2008 "Painting the Earth"

    Adam & Eve, November 2008 "West Coast Art Scene: Painting the Earth"

    Santa Barbara Independent, August 2013 - Group Show Review

    Ithaca Journal, September 2013 - Solo Show Review

  • Private Collections
    Cecil and Ann Widdifield, Los Olivos, CA
Carlos and Paula Rivero, Manhattan, NY
Disney Studios, for Disney Music Vacation House
Private, Manhattan, NY
Philipp Thurner, Ph.D. and Valerie Bannert-Thurner, Ph.D., Vienna, Austria
Stephanie and Omer Gundogdu. Brooklyn, NY
Adam and Heather Black, Santa Barbara, CA 
Tami and Mike Doulas-Schatz, Arroyo Grande, CA
Edda Bannert, Dipl. Ing. Arch., architect, Vienna, Austria
Lorilee Torrey, Ahsland, OR Mark and Shannon Flores-Crane, Santa Barbara, CA
Jennifer Jones, Kansas City, MO Justin and Rachel VanMullem, Santa Barbara, CA
Erika Carey, Evanston, IL Abigail Bossart, Ojai, CA
Jeremy Kane and Kate Neal-Kane, Saugerties, NY Nilce Goes and Louis Palma, Ventura, CA Adit Pal, Palo Alto, CA Margaret Peavy, Santa Barbara, CA Christine S. Cowels, Santa Barbara, CA Gayle and Alistair Kirkpatrick, Austin, TX
Anne and Brian Plowden-Ballweg, Wiesbaden, Germany



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