Born in Santa Barbara, California, John is a self-taught painter who has excelled in many styles, but is best known for his realistic work and sometimes-allegorical images. In fact, his largest body of work can be found in Hawaii on the island of Lanai where it embellishes the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay and the award winning Lodge at Koele.
Following his assignment as artist-in-residence at Villa H.R.H. in the Kingdom of Tonga, he completed a large number of major installations across the country that were commissioned by David Murdock for Castle & Cooke resorts and country clubs. The new Dole World Headquarters in Westlake California serves as a showcase for 14 of his murals that include the towering “Dole Diptych” in the atrium lobby.
Currently John is creating a studio and gallery on an historic cattle ranch in Santa Barbara.
City and County of San Francisco, California
City of Mountain View, California
Dole World Headquarters, Westlake, California
Artist-in-residence at Villa H.R.H., Kingdom of Tonga
Artist-in-residence for the Inn at National Hall, Westport, Connecticut
Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, Lanai, Hawaii — Chinoiserie wedding scene to honor the nuptials of Bill and Melinda Gates
Lodge at Koele, Lanai, Hawaii
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Westlake Village, California
Disney World — trompe l’oeil topiary of Walt Disney characters
Intercontinental Hotels: New Orleans, Toronto, San Francisco
Harbor Court Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, Nebraska
USS Ronald Reagan
Market Street Railway Association, San Francisco, California
Castle & Cooke Resorts:
Golden Bear Club in Windermere, Florida | Seven Oaks in Bakersfield, California | Coyote Creek in San Jose, California | Saddle Creek in Copperopolis, California | Pueblo del Sol in Sierra Vista, Arizona