Since beginning his artistic journey after retiring from the printing industry in 2016, John’s work with watercolour, gouache and acrylic has drawn praise and awards from throughout the region including winning the Bundaberg Show open section in the same year he took to his art.
He was also a finalist in last year’s Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Here and Now Exhibition and his latest exhibition, titled ‘Colourist’s Palette’, captures the eye for colour he developed as a colourist in the printing industry.
A self-taught artist, aside from receiving basic watercolour painting tutoring, John describes his painting style as semi-abstract impressionist and expressionist.
In his artist statement that accompanies his exhibition, John says he enjoys painting in loose, semi-abstract style, using shapes and colours to convey feeling, movement, and atmosphere.
Recently, John began experimenting in abstraction on paper and canvas and he relishes painting intuitively and expressively, creating marks in a spontaneous way.
He says colours are his strong suite, and he tries to limit the palette, concentrating on connecting colours and shapes.
“I believe in leaving something to the viewer’s imagination”, John says in the statement.
The John Andersen ‘Colourists’ Palette’ exhibition will be open to the public throughout April with the official opening, including a chance to meet the artist, being hosted on Saturday, April 10, at 2pm.
The Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.
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2016 – Winner Bundaberg Show – Open Section
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