Monday, June 23, 2008

California Landscape Artist John Sawyer

John Sawyer unassumingly came to Chemers Gallery to submit two paintings to our "Scenes of Tustin" exhibition a few months ago. Until then, he had never shown his work in a gallery setting. Not only were both of his paintings juried into the exhibition, but each won a blue ribbon in two separate divisions, and they were the first two from the show to sell. Since then, John continues to bring us stunning southern California landscapes that we're only too happy to accept.

Summer Day
John Sawyer

John has learned about painting mostly through years spent copying the paintings of the Masters. He confessed that he only began creating his own original pieces about a year ago. Summer Day is one of the most recent paintings he's brought to us. We just love the blue of his sky and the greens of his leaves. Photographs really don't do it justice, it's so much more impressive seen in person!

After the Rain
John Sawyer

John's oils bring to mind the paintings of the 1930's. Rita mentioned that his work reminds her of the artist Gustav Baumann. John's paintings also bring to mind stained glass with their black outlines. His colors are slightly muted with subtle pops of vibrancy, much like the desert landscapes of California. He captures the feel of the landscape perfectly, like in the above After the Rain. You can almost feel the cool breeze whispering though the eucalyptus leaves and smell the rain-soaked greenery. We've seen many people stopped in their tracks by John's beautiful pieces. We can't wait to see what's next for this talented painter!

Be sure to look at our website for more of John's work, or just come into Chemers Gallery! We'd be happy to show you what we have. Would you like to be notified when we have new work of John's, or any other artist? Just join our email list by clicking the link below, and be sure to mark John Sawyer as a preference. Remember, if you join by June 27th, we'll email you a printable coupon for $30* off your next purchase as a thank you!

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1 comment:

  1. I like your painting very much. Am quite impressed with your work.



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