John is an abstract artist based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where he lives with his wife and two children. He was nominated as a top Abstract Artist of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 by the American Art Awards. His work was showcased on concert poster for the Grammy winning band ‘The Strokes’. Through his paintings, he strives to merge abstraction with the tangible and vibrant life found in the natural world.

He is influenced by Abstract Expressionists from the mid-twentieth century including Barnett Newman, Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, and Willem de Kooning. He is particularly drawn to these painters’ ideas of art as a unique form of communication and language even at its most abstract point. He strives to reach the same level of wholeness that he experiences when he sees the work of these artists.


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