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Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter John Nichols (born 1954 in California, USA).
John discovered his passion for creating art at an early age. Continued encouragement from family members along with a motivational art instructor in high school instilled within him an interest in painting with oils and acrylics. Further studies at Sacramento City College in the 1970s, focusing on art history and fundamentals of drawing, continued to inspire his early art.
Through the more than 20 years of experience in creating art, John strives to capture the realism of his California landscapes and still-life subjects, while focusing on capturing the beauty of light, shadows and sense of tranquility. Along with plein air painting, his method includes taking photographs or painting a small study on location. From these references he creates larger finished paintings in his studio.
In recent years, John has found his love for nature and the outdoors makes his landscape paintings a never-ending interpretation of the connection of nature as it translates into art.
John has had the honor of receiving numerous awards including "Best Over All", "Peoples' Choice" and multiple 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place awards in Northern California competitions.
He continues to take advantage of several art classes and workshops offered by a variety of highly-acclaimed art instructors. Through continued networking and memberships in art affiliations, John is honored to have the opportunity of showcasing his artworks in the Sacramento area.
Select Exhibits and Galleries
-April 2016: "Landscapes" Exhibit, Tim Collom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
-April 2016: "Lottery for the Arts" Exhibit, Blue Line Art Gallery, Roseville, CA
-February 2016: "As Real As It Gets" Exhibit, Blue Line Art Gallery, Roseville, CA
-November 2015: Featured Artist, Blue Wing Gallery, Woodland, CA
-February 2015: "California Scapes" Exhibit, Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA
-August 2014 - January 2016: Resident Artist, Gallery 2110, Sacramento, CA
-2003 and 2005: Erwin Meier Yolo County Administration Building, Woodland, CA
-August 2003: Guest Artist, Midtown Gallery, Sacramento, CA
July 4, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
John Nichols (Born 1954)
"I can’t think of living without painting To say it in other words, I live to paint. If I paint a landscape or even if I decide to paint a concrete object, it is because it has brought to my mind some remembrances and associations that I have to express urgently.
Something very different is the result. I never know which way the painting will go while I’m working because sometimes the painting comes to life and develops its own destiny."