John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin’s painting and drawing process is a delicate balance of skill and intuition.  It is a fluctuation of control, careful planning, letting go, allowing for surprises, and then bringing it all back into a state of focus.  There are many layers to John’s painting and drawing activity, from the idea/germination stage, to developing the concept, the selection of color, medium, and creating the "surface" reality.

This leaves a combination of scribbled marks along with a more thought out drawing.  It’s an inward journey, wrestling with the muse, seeking the unknown, and expressing the emotions that are often without definition. Being a self taught artist, John draws upon a multitude of life experiences for my style and subject matter. From known natural objects to unknown forms and figures.

Little Creatures

Alien Forms

Sideways Look

Cloudscape

Stick Shift

Pull Some Strings

Plane Sight

Salvation of Time

Blue Stone

Heavy Sunlight

Milkweed