John Whittingham, BA, ASA
At various times, I have worked on themes of landscape, still life, architecture but have always been intrigued and challenged by the human figure.
Many years ago, I witnessed firsthand some truly impressive paintings. I say this even though I had returned from Europe only a few years before. This experience overturned every standard I held up to that point and caused me to re-evaluate visual art. I knew in that moment that art was capable of being a powerful and exquisite force in the world and in life. I decided to pursue this goal with a singular fixed purpose and acquired the conviction that it would be worth any effort. I am still learning; still pushing myself and still looking forward to the next painting.
Today I paint full time. Mostly in oil, sometimes in acrylic emulsion. This should be a period of consolidation, but bringing together so much groundwork, it happens also to be a time of improvement and change. These days, you can find me in the studio, workshop, lumberyard or working with a model. I generally work in total privacy, invisible in fact. I have set up a website so that others can have a look and so that I am maybe a little less invisible. A second and third website will appear later this year.
I have painted for 46 years.