Wonderfully detailed and emotive landscapes with non-traditional subjects and compositions. Not mountains and lakes in other words.
John is best known for his dramatic, rocky landscapes and his more recent treescapes. The fine detailed oil paintings on canvas present an aesthetic experience for the viewer to share with the artist.
John’s rocky outcrops portray the “grunt” that has shaped the New Zealand landscape. His treescapes give us time to pause, to contemplate and to reflect.
“I want to create art that engages the viewer and moves them into a previously unknown world/state that they yearn to revisit again and again.”
He is influenced by New Zealand artist Graham Sydney’s South Island landscapes, Mark Cross’s detailed rocky landscapes of Niue and Chris Booth’s site specific rock sculptures. John likes to be technically correct in both his technique and the particulars of his subject.