John and Carolyn have
been exhibiting artists since 1971. Born in Boston, MA, John
studied at the American Academy of Art and Ray Vogue School of
Design in Chicago, IL. He is largely self-taught through
experimentation. Carolyn, his wife, was born in Evanston, IL, and studied at
Washington University, St Louis, MO, and The Art Institute of Chicago.
John and Carolyn exhibit widely in the Midwest, New England and some in Florida.
Their work is in many private and public collections, has won
many awards, and has been shown in many galleries.
Published works are "Apertures to Anywhere," a Collection of
Poetry by Phyllis Ford Choyke, and "Selected Poems," by Helen
Schooled in a traditional manner, we were challenged by a viable process of reverse painting
a technique which has existed for over 150 years. Reverse-acrylic came about through some
new discoveries and we have developed this way of painting faithfully over a number of
years. The work begins with a clear acrylic
sheet. The acrylic paint is put on one side, knowing that what is
laid down will be seen from the other side. The final painting is then
varnished on the back to protect the painting. The painting is then
turned over for the completed image. The acrylic sheet used takes
some precautions, however under normal conditions there are no
problems. Some of the paintings are on mar-resistant acrylic.
The final work has a high-gloss which is unique. There is no
computer generation involved and each painting is an original
creation. Though not widely known this is a valid process.
See our work in the following galleries:
Northern Lights Gallery
423 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403
Maison de L'Art Gallery
57 East Pearl Street
Nashua, NH 03060