Afternoon light on the trees 2017
“Landscape painting has always been my passion and still remains so. Using my inspiration from a scene that I stumbled on when wondering into the bush near Kambalda, I found the desire to express an opinion that landscape has a place in Public Art. I hope that the public can see that I have been successful.”
Back in 1999, although never having painted a mural before, John was approached by the Shire of Coolgardie to supervise a community mural project at the Kambalda Memorial Gardens. What followed were several other mural opportunities, an invitation from Country Arts WA to join a Goldfields-Esperance Consultative Committee and a successful grant application for a mural mentorship. John then become a founding member of the Kambalda Cultural and Arts Group, in a turn of events ultimately changed John & wife Halina’s lives.
Since then, John has been involved in several high profile art projects and prizes, including a school mural project at the Kambalda West District High School that won a State Award for Excellence in 2014.
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