Featured Artist: John Wentz!

Passages No. 15 by John Wentz

Passages No. 15 by John Wentz

John Wentz, a California artist with a twist. I like the idea of not seeing every little bit of a painting, leaving something to my imagination. I think these three women are incredible. John captured a moment – he captured it so well that I keep going back to those three woman wondering what are they are talking about?

Is the one on the right saying I told you so? Is the one in the middle smirking, or just wanting to get to her lunch destination? How about the one on the left? She looks like she could possibly be the one on the right’s sister? Behind her sunglasses, I believe her eyes are rolling back in her head.

See what a good thing it is to use your imagination? I can come up with an infinite number of scenarios, ha ha… Interesting, different and very cool, be sure to check out John’s paintings!

Read a bit about John, from his website:

John Wentz is a contemporary painter whose process resides in an area between rigid technicality and honest expression. Working within the classical idiom of the human figure, his goal is to reduce and simplify the image to it’s core fundamentals: composition, color, and paint application. Paint application and brush strokes are broad and simplified as a means to connect and convey these ideas to the viewer in a way that only painting can.

 John was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His interest in art began at the age of 6 when he first discovered Batman and Spiderman comic books. After years of copying comics panel by panel he worked in the commercial arts as a muralist, billboard creator and freelance illustrator. After learning to paint by doing airbrushed billboards, he decided to pursue Fine Art and work in oils. Since then, he has had 3 solo exhibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His works have appeared in many publications and have won multiple awards. John now paints full time in his studio in Alameda, CA.

All images via WentzArt.net, used with permission…

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Catch you back here tomorrow!


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