John Andersen


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John Andersen

Artist Statement:

Mine is a  visionary approach to Landscape painting that is spiritual and poetic. The old master's style. The use of dramatic light and vivid colors to create a memory.

Process:

John is an American realist painter living in West Michigan. His central themes are change and memory. Painting in the transient and ephemeral qualities of the light and atmosphere in the changing seasons with waxing or waning light. 

He has abandoned the use of photographic reference and plein air painting in favor of his own memory and imagination.  John says this leads him to a more personal and expressive view of the landscape.  He does not seek to record a specific place, instead he expresses a poetic vision of the world.    He paints in the style of the old masters.  John is truly an old soul in the body of a young man.

Background: 

A degree in fine art comes from Hope College in Holland Michigan, but  John’s greatest influences in landscape painting include, Charles Herold Davis,  JMW Turner, Casper David Frederich, Claude Monet, George Inness and Andrew Wyeth.  

 

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