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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

JOHN MACARTHUR

JOHN MACARTHUR

Artist Work

Centennial Lake #1
2018
Oil
Lake Frank #1
2018
Oil
Tuscan Fields #1
2018
water color
Beach Drive bridge #4
2018
Oil
Women's March on DC 2017
2017
water color
Vincent (after Vincent VanGogh)
1996
Pastel

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Phone
3015095111
Artistic Category

Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I have been chasing color and words. I have caught some and shared others. I do not have many memories. Childhood is safely hidden deep in my mind. I am here and that is a mighty testament to the power of the human spirit and any individuals ability to survive.

Artist Bio

It was in the late 60’s that I sojourned to New Orleans, Louisiana. $300 was enough to rent a garage for six months. It was my studio and living space. I garnered my eight foot section of fence at Jackson Square and dove into the artist’s community. I sold work by day and painted and replenished my inventory by night. The phrase “starving artist” covered more than the need for food. Artist’s starve for a sense of time, sometimes for heat and always for just the right light.

Since those early days, I have continued to work and grow within my field. I am no different from my peers. We have all dabbled in many areas. We have all attempted different media. We create and seek to share our personal vision.