Florida Watercolor Society
Central Florida Watercolor Society
Winter Garden Art Association
Hopi Girl, Gallup, NM
Original watercolor. Framed 42" x 34"
Copyright c 2015 John Gilbert. All Rights Reserved.
ohn's paintings illustrate the experiences in his life. He prefers to produce a representation of the experiences, rather than a photographic reproduction. He introduces artistic expressions that enhance the main composition and enjoys experimenting with faux colors and textures, tweaking the original subject content to produce a representational effect with an editorial statement
John has received numerous commissions and his paintings continue to win awards in juried exhibitions state-wide. He is a 1970 graduate of Florida State University with a Fine Arts degree in Advertising Design. As a US Navy veteran, he served during the Viet Nam war era with the Combat Camera Group, Atlantic, NAS Norfolk, VA. He is a member of Florida Watercolor Society, (FWS) and the Central Florida Watercolor Society, (CFWS). A passionate angler, John is a member of Backcountry Fly Fishing Association, Coastal Conversation Association,(CCA), and The International Game Fish Association, (IGFA), and contributes his artwork to fund-raising events and tournaments to support important marine conservation causes.
The artist is also proficient in InDesign Suite and Photoshop. He is a skilled graphic designer and has served as print manager for multi-page documents, advertising collateral, hardbound books, national publications and for successful fundraising causes.