For many years I had been, by my own admission a bit of a traditionalist as a painter, trying to recreate or convey a scene to the viewer as they would see it themselves. So when I first put colour to canvas to paint abstract I did almost feel a slight nervous energy. Studying and admiring other painters work of abstract I wondered if I could create art and do myself as an artist justice - be true to myself. Opening up to express myself in this form has been an enlightening experience, and has taught me a lot about myself, both as an artist and as a person, and that what dwells in the farthest reaches of our hearts and minds, occasionally we must all dip into.
Biography: Born in the heart of rural Wiltshire 1971. A passion and affinity for art grew from an early interest in illustration and drawing, inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside a progression to painting soon developed to fuel his creativity. It was a few years before John took the brush up for his full time profession, a carpenter for 10 years making and restoring reproduction antique furniture, his painting remained a passionate hobby until family and friends convinced John that this was where his heart and talent truly lay. Since then John has been working as a freelance artist in the inspiring surroundings of his native Wiltshire where he currently resides.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Site: John Woodruff Studio
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