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Artist Bio

John was born in Berkeley, California, and learned to draw from his mother. For John, it’s not all about technique, but more about storytelling.  He takes people from different periods of his life and juxtaposes them together in a scene.  A person he knew 20 years ago could be having breakfast with someone he just met today.

 

John wants people to know about his life and focuses on little details by illustrating them in his art. He is inspired by the people in his life, as well as, seashells, model airplanes, books, jigsaw puzzles, cactus, buildings, and astronomy.

 

For most of John’s life, he drew with crayons, colored pencils, and pens on whatever paper he could find. But over the past two years at the studio, John has painted in watercolor, mixed-media and acrylic. John has taken part in many exhibitions and sold several art pieces, but for John, it’s more about the story behind the drawing than the sale.

Art Prints
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Originals

Original artwork is available for purchase by phone and ready for pickup at the studio. Please Contact 805-260-6705 or email jallio@sbartworks.org