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Artist Information

Name: John Woodard
Medium: Painting
Style: Landscape, Realism, Western

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full”][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][vc_column width=“2/3”][vc_tta_tabs layout=“trendy” stretch=“1” title_font=“body”][vc_tta_section title=“Biography” tab_id=“1556904212576-a00267d3-de6ecfc7-1e2fbf04-4ffa89a3-53844463–04c6”][vc_column_text]I grew up in Jamestown, Indi­ana and majored in Draft­ing Tech­nol­o­gy at Vin­cennes Uni­ver­si­ty. Upon grad­u­at­ing from col­lege, I joined Bell Lab­o­ra­to­ries as a mechan­i­cal design­er which pro­vid­ed exten­sive expe­ri­ence in per­spec­tives, and spa­tial rela­tion­ships that would lat­er play a key role in the devel­op­ment of my paint­ings. Upon com­ple­tion of 6 years of ser­vice in the Air Force, I moved to Beau­mont, Texas, where I began a career in the Oil & Gas Engi­neer­ing field.

In 1991 I became inter­est­ed in paint­ing and was for­tu­nate to join a small group study­ing under the late James P. Black, an accom­plished land­scape artist resid­ing in Beau­mont, Texas. James was a high­ly tal­ent­ed artist who stud­ied under sev­er­al artists includ­ing A.D, Greer and shared his knowl­edge with those that knew him. My sub­jects of inter­est are Texas Hill Coun­try land­scapes, Blue­bon­nets, West­ern Paint­ings, Wildlife, and the Amer­i­can West.

In addi­tion to my trav­els through­out the Amer­i­can South­west and Texas Hill coun­try, my Inter­na­tion­al Oil & Gas career pro­vid­ed an oppor­tu­ni­ty to observe and study wildlife and land­scape fea­tures in the Mid­dle East, Malaysia, Africa, Nepal, Cos­ta Rica, and Aus­tralia. This expo­sure to such a diver­si­ty of geo­graph­i­cal land­scapes great­ly influ­enced my appre­ci­a­tion of the col­ors in nature and the influ­ence of atmos­pher­ic per­spec­tive. To have observed the Grand Canyon Nation­al Park in Ari­zona, the Palo Dura Canyon in Texas, the Masai Mara in Kenya, and the Flinders Ranges in the Aus­tralian out­back at sun­set, is an expe­ri­ence I will nev­er forget.

I have been blessed to par­tic­i­pate & judge in var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions in Texas and Louisiana. The most fas­ci­nat­ing aspect for me has been meet­ing some real­ly great peo­ple and lis­ten­ing to their inter­pre­ta­tion of var­i­ous works.

Thanks so much……. John

My Pri­ma­ry Oil Col­or Palette Selec­tion is:

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Artist Interview: John G. Woodard

What are your ear­li­est mem­o­ries relat­ed to art?
I became inter­est­ed in art in 1991 and began to exper­i­ment with begin­ner paint sets.

How and when did you start becom­ing an artist yourself?
I began to study under a Beau­mont artist spe­cial­iz­ing in land­scapes in 1992 and con­tin­ued those stud­ies for approx­i­mate­ly one year. I con­tin­ued to study inde­pen­dent­ly and read and observed from sources con­nect­ed to the sub­ject mat­ter I want­ed to paint.

What is your process like?
I tone the can­vas then iden­ti­fy the hori­zon. From there, I select a sub­ject mat­ter and begin paint­ing from my imagination.

What do you try to con­trol in your sur­faces, and what do you leave to chance?
I tend to let the work devel­op as it progresses.

Where do you see your work going from here?
I con­tin­ue to study and explore infor­ma­tion that will help me grow as an artist and I plan to refine and pro­mote my work.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full” css=”.vc_custom_1556905803913{padding-right: 5% !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}”][vc_column][us_grid post_type=“attachment” images=“1945,1946,1947” items_quantity=“15” pagination=“ajax” items_layout=“gallery_default” type=“masonry” columns=“3” overriding_link=“popup_post_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row]