Sunday

John's Solo Show



John has been extremely diligent....

During the last year... Every spare moment... he was in his studio working on a large number of canvases...

Painting is his love... If he could go into his painting studio and never come out ... I think he would...

I lived with a man in deep concentration for quite a while now... It is his nature that when he begins a project, no matter what kind of challenge it is... to absorb himself fully into it... ... nothing can deter him from it... it is all consuming... he is driven to create...




Everything he knows... he has taught himself........

Everything he creates......... is a marvel of perfection...




Paintings by John Ackerson are being shown at the Saint John Art Center in Saint John, New Brunswick, till June 28/08...

He has shots of the show on his blog... but they are a million times better in person!!!! ....It is in the library room on the second floor... and it is worth seeing!!!


.................He creates Works of Art........



Painting shown and detail "Lone Voice in the Wilderness" is one of John's latest oil on canvas... 16" x 16" gallery style and is in the show...

15 comments:

MamaShift said...

Wow! His use of color! It's quite unusual for that part of the world, no? Reminds me a bit of that Georgian painting I posted a while back.

Congratulations to John! And break a leg!

Ruth said...

This latest is gorgeous. I visited his show post and was impressed with the size of it, and what great work! Way to go, John!

Angela Rockett said...

Beautiful work! Sounds like it would be a wonderful show to see in person.

Sharon said...

I agree with Angela, I wish I could see it in person!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks , John never did fit into any slot...

I will pass along everybodys best wishes and I know he will like that!!!

Jazz said...

Wow. If I were anywhere near St. John, I'd be there to see it.

Sandy said...

That is ONE gorgeous painting. So beautiful. That is great for John..Solo show.

wow.

rivergardenstudio said...

What a wonderful painting, and I love the close up! I wish I could see Johns show in person. You both seem so well suited! I'll be back, I was away camping for four days! Roxanne

Don said...

1,212 mi – about 19 hours 58 mins,
I would love to jump into the Aveo and drive to see John's show. He is a gifted artist.

Birds of a feather

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Don, Roxanne, Jazz and Sandy... you guys are great!! Thanks for checking out Johns work...even if it was from a distance... good to have exposure...

thealteredpage said...

Wish I could be there as well. His dedication and devotion definitely comes through his artwork.

Marie Alton said...

Congrats to John...amazing work and so deserving of a solo show! Visited his blog to see the pics there...wonderful! Am sure that is would be incredible in person! I so understand being fully absorbed in your work ... driven by focus ... not willing to or able to stop until the vision is fulfilled ... and am jealous that you both are able to persue this full-time ... I wish I could!

denise said...

Beautiful paintings. Love the color.

Gwen Buchanan said...

hey Seth, Marie and Denise. Thanks for checking out john's show... I know he appreciates it...

but I'm glad he has finally come up for air!!! and I am really glad the show is hung!!!

flyinamber said...

so vivid colors!it looks the sky and the sea are moving but this pine (it is one pine?)holds itself so strong on its cliff..sorry because of my english,hope you can understand what I meaned :)
I'll visit Johns blog!