Artist’s Statement

John subscribes to the notion that art is a way of expressing the invisible in terms of the visible. The “invisible” refers to the inner human realm of perception, philosophy and the urge to search for greater realities which underlie appearances and transcend the material world. For him the best place to encounter this transcending perception is in nature.

He uses his art to investigate a natural world he finds charged with spiritual values. For him, the urge to create art begins with a perception of beauty in the presence of nature. This strong emotion then compels an attempt to create an image that can reawaken the same feeling, both for himself and for others.