At an early age, John
was taught by his parents how to observe nature and translate it into an art form. He started creating with the guidance of his father Ray, who is a widely respected artist. John received a BFA in
sculpture from Northern Illinois University.
Through bronze and wood sculptures John captures his patient and discerning
observations of wildlife. The environment, inherent to the animal’s identity, is suggested with a simple gesture. John’s fascination with the dramatic presence of wildlife will forever influence his
His travels throughout North and Central America and New Zealand have provided him
many research opportunities. Water color paintings express the varied environments of his travels, including the rivers of the Rocky Mountains, the colorful aquatic life of the oceans and the moods
of the changing seasons.
John currently resides in northwest Colorado.