JOHN SHEARMAN

PAINTER

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am primarily a landscape painter and amateur naturalist. My challenge has always been to distill the complexities of nature into a painting that captures the essence of the scene, without being overwhelmed by the individual elements…whether it be the effects of ripples reaching a rocky shore on the Gatineau river or sunlight breaking through the canopy of a cedar grove in the Park in early spring.
 

Coming from South Africa I have a particular love of the abundance of the Canadian landscape but most of all the majesty of the forest trees......a theme I come back to time and again. I love, however, the challenge of change and will paint anything that interests me......fishermen digging for bait on an lagoon in the Western Cape in South Africa, dogs running on the beach, late summer on Parliament Hill or a view of the early autumn fields on Cross loop Road. I view each painting as an adventure....some have happy endings and are kept, others are turned face to the studio wall to be resurrected at a later stage or painted over in a new form.

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ADDRESS: 92 ch. Ramsay, Chelsea, QC  J9B 2J1

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