Landscapes: Living in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains John has long enjoyed drawing and painting landscapes, especially the snowcapped mountain scenes, which have remained relatively unchanged since the Ute Indians travelled across what they knew as the Shining Mountains. Recently, John has begun to incorporate his fascination with the Native American history of the American Southwest into his art, including a series in progress illustrating the types of Ute Indian Prayer Trees.
Seascapes: Views of the water, above, on or below the surface, have long been a subject of John’s seascapes. He has enjoyed several adventures aboard a catamaran sailing the tropical Bahamas and Caribbean Islands, reaching as far south as the Grenadines. While on various international corporate assignments with Lockheed Martin, John felt privileged to have snorkeled with US Navy personnel off the Horn of Africa and took time off from work while abroad to study the art at the Louvre in Paris.
Spacescapes: John has always been drawn to the mystery and beauty of deep space, especially when viewed through the lens of the Hubble Space Telescope. While with Lockheed Martin John worked alongside several of the engineers and astronauts who designed, built, launched and repaired the space telescope that gives us the colorful images of distant stars, galaxies and nebulas.
Escapes: When not writing, sculpting or consulting, John likes to escape into his freeform paintings which blend colors to provide temperature variations and offers shapes to suggest images for the viewer to enjoy.