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acrylic on canvas 32x42 framed

Bemis Brook

woods and waters

these are the forests, fields and waterways of the northeastern USA. The traditional landscape approach is used occasionally, but my preference is for a closer, detailed look at wild elements in some state of transition.


john wike 
How I see it Making Art is my way of giving creative expression to subjects that I think are interesting and important. Seasonal changes, movement, transition, and impermanence are what attract me as a painter and photographer. My work is more contemporary than traditional, with a stronger emphasis on color and organic design. In the natural world are the timeless qualities of harmony, balance and integration that I need here and now. Birds and forests forever! My human subjects are absorbed practitioners, engaged in their purpose. I love watching musicians, dancers and classical singers. My themes are frequently revisited but not strictly forced as a series. It is easy to go on and on with a personal statement, but a visual expression really has to...


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188 madison st.#20
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States


wildlife Birds, insects, and other wildlife of northern New England. Painted in acrylic, watercolor, and pastel.
humanlife These dancers, singers, and musicians are figures in action; absorbed practitioners. Occasionally a body at rest will make an appearance. Media include acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and pencil.
mixed media Assorted found objects from natural sources, arranged and worked over with acrylic and iridescent acrylic, which gives the surface a look of metallic sheen.
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