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Wildhorse Gallery

Artist Profile

John Poon
Rural Homestead
Rural Homestead

Oil Painting
Encouraged by the wealth of landscape and artist interpretation in the Bay Area and with such early experiences as Van Goghís exhibition at De Young Museum in San Francisco, Johnís appreciation of art emerged at an early age.

A childhood interest in drawing and painting foreshadowed his artistic future. After completing four years in the U.S. Coast Guard, he attended and graduated from the Academy of Art College (AAC) in San Francisco, winning numerous student awards and scholarships. After graduation, John accepted the AACís offer to remain at the college as an instructor of painting and drawing, and eventually served as Director of Foundations overseeing all freshman drawing, color and design classes.

His philosophy is solid. He believes in the importance of an academic grounding in basic principles of art and adheres strongly to the classical premises of art education. He credits his teaching and administrative experience with increasing his perspective as an educator and artist.

Johnís works reflect his inspired appreciation of the landscape. His paintings can be found in numerous private collections across the country. His numerous professional awards and honors include "Best of Show" for The Society of Western Artists in 1999; Oil Painters of America Annual National Juried Exhibition in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002; Arts for the Parks Annual National Juried Exhibition in 1999 and 2001, including the "Landscape Award of Merit" in 1999; The Artist Magazine, finalist in the 1999 and 2001 Annual National Juried Competition; and the Sonoma Plein Air, "Artist Choice Award".
John lives in Wyoming with his wife Jenny, their five children, and Sven the cat.

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