John David Anderson

Marsh on the Edge of Fall - Acrylic

John David Anderson

Canadian Contemporary Impressionist
Canadian, because I am...contemporary because I'm alive and an impressionist because you have a pretty good idea of what you might be looking at in my work...
I paint because that's what I do. I paint. Within me are ways of seeing which are mine although they are built upon many traditions from generations of artists and their practices long before me. Painting is a way for me to express what I see. Charles Hawthorne, a noted New England painter of  the 1920's wrote that we have a duty to find beauty in the ordinary. I look for elements of beauty within anything that light touches.
My work evolved from an oil painter's perspective of brush on canvas. I use paint tonally applied with rich colour and an impressionist character. The subject does not drive the composition for me but light does. Movement throughout my work is driven by the interplay of warm and cool colour. Fluctuating emphasis of light and shadow along with the use of lost and found edges enhances that movement.
" John is the manager of a fine arts supply store in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. He is an award- winning painter teaching, demonstrating and lecturing from his experiences. The Haliburton campus of Flemming College features John in its summer program teaching introductory and advanced plein air painting."  
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