John David Anderson

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John David Anderson is an enthusiastic studio and plein air painter working in oils and acrylics. His excitement about the language and process of painting accompanied with an element of creative joy is infectious. As a full time artist, John is committed to creating, instructing, assisting and mentoring here in Canada as well as Provence and Tuscany.

John's first major influences were Andrew Wyeth and as a young boy met A.Y. Jackson. The landscape tradition of Tom Thomson and members of the Group of Seven and later Anders Zorn, Sorolla and Sargent all became a factor in John’s work. Canadian and American impressionists, historical and contemporary remain touchstone of influence.

The focus of John’s work is the ‘light story’ as he describes it. His approach is often a study of the character of light movement creating elements of composition in the pathway of light as it engages surfaces creating shapes and values. John is represented by Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton, Double Doors Gallery in Barrie, The ArtBank Collective in Clarksburg, Artsburg as well as a number guest appearances in other venues.